Thursday, April 19, 2012

Extended family

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 


I mean,
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
meet our 
extended Ethiopian family!


Yvette said...

Tears, I can't even imagine how heartwrenching

Shonni said...

This part of their story is so heart wrenching. It is nice that there are a few memories of the birth dad for the boys.

Kim K. said...

Definitely heart wrenching. I can't even imagine his heartache. Blessings to you all.

Sharon said...

Oh, I so hope that you will be able to meet them someday...


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