I don't know what it is about today -
but it's a "downer" kinda day.
maybe I'm getting ready for our year anniversary
of meeting our sweet boys for the first time.
Which is beautiful on one end
and just gut wrenching on the other end.
We're coming up on a year that we
heard that their birthfather "passed" court.
Which means he had to
humble himself and admit that he couldn't care for them -
and he would not be taking them
home but leave them
to be adopted to strangers from America.
I can't imagine how he did that
how he must have struggled,
after losing his wife -
and then feeling that he couldn't
care for his children.
All I know about this man his name,
and what Donovan has told me.
We didn't get to meet him on either of our trips to Ethiopia,
but I do know that
Donovan loves his dad very much,
and has fun stories
of their four years together.
His father taught him manners
and how to be kind to others.
I am sooo thankful that he can cherish those memories.
I pray they stay with him!
and I pray that some day we will
extended Ethiopian family!