What a weekend! 38 Ethiopian adoptive families from across the country. It was almost too much to wrap my head around. Fabulous people, breathtaking scenery, gorgeous babies, good food ... I told you, seriously too much. It felt like a whirlwind and I definitely did not get to chat enough with all the aforementioned fabulous people. I spent a lot of time observing in awe, feeling like I was about to cry.
Drew, Carey and Zoe are amazing people. They are the kind of people you like the second that you meet them (I won't lie, offering me beer with lime didn't hurt). For the very few people who didn't have a chance to meet them, I'll tell you what it's like: Even though they are cooler than you, they make you feel super comfy (fyi: comfy is the highest people honor I give). As a bonus, they are good at radiating and sharing all that love surrounding them ... and ZOE, I could just watch Zoe all day and be super entertained with her spunk. I just love girls with spunk. I can't thank you enough for making this happen. You'd have a special place in our hearts just for being you, but this takes it over the top. Good Stuff! :)
So, the whole privacy debacle has been whirling in my head. Right now, it seems important to share our experience with future adoptive parents. I want parents to read my blog and find comfort, small bits of knowledge, and hope. Plus, seriously - Jude's got dance moves that would be sinful not to share with the world.
I'm thrilled that so many people are considering adoption. It is a beautiful way to grow a family. I would love to do a post for future adoptive parents, so if any peeps who have gone through the process have any tips, please leave them as a comment and I can add them (giving you cred of course).
OH, and I'm going to share pics/videos very soon!