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Monday, August 15, 2011

our village...


they say that it takes a village to raise a child...well, in our case it takes a village to bring our child home. this adoption process has taught me so much about how little i am capable of accomplishing on my own. every step of the way we have had family, friends, neighbors, fellow adoptive parents...those people who have elected to walk with us (even from a distance)...they have been cheering us on, praying for us, learning with us, teaching us, giving of their own time and resources to make sure that  that ruby could come home as quickly as possible...

and then yesterday, the village threw a beautiful party...






 and so many amazing women were there...they were there to celebrate that ruby will be home SOON!!!









one of my favorite things about these women is that this...



and this...
can happen within five minutes of each other!!

alanna, emily, heather, kerri, laurel: THANK YOU for everything that you did to bring such a wonderful surprise to a week with no phone calls. i love you girls and count it such an extraordinary privilege to have you in my life!!!


3 comments:

  1. awesome! been thinking about you this week - hoping you get a call soon!!

    and....i think i recognize one of the ladies from your pictures...if i have the right person in mind, kerri is my sister-in-law's cousin-in-law :) a little hard to follow i know :)

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  2. Hi Christina! Thanks for finding our blog and posting so I know who you are :) First of all- your Ruby is BEAUTIFUL! Was she from the Finot Lewegen orphanage??? She looks very familiar to me! We went to visit Zoe's orphanage (she was first at a different Finot Lewegen far from Addis and then transferred to the Addis one before coming to the transitional home) and I think (?) that maybe Ruby was there when we visited.... Could that be?? She was such a sweetie :) So happy for you guys and praying things move smoothly from here on out! My email is ashleybethbaker@gmail.com if you want to communicate that way :)

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