Thursday, February 28, 2013

Children's Hope Chest is an organization serving children and families in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

To hear about the project, watch a video here.
To read more about the area, visit the CHC website here.
To sponsor a child, go here.

This is caring for widows and orphans.
This is the front-end work and I hope we don't forget how important it is.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Three Years

January 4, 2010

January 4, 2011

 January 4, 2012

January 4, 2013

Sunday, December 02, 2012

The End.

Wow.  What a ride.  
And now the time has come for us to formally submit the paperwork to withdraw from the El Salvador program.  Seven years later...

There's not much to say, but it feels worth documenting.  
All I can think about now is the people who held our hands for years, and years, and years.  Somehow it was a beautiful time.  So this doesn't feel like a sad ending, just simply the end.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This season of the year is special.  The timing of events has me celebrating mother's day, our wedding anniversary, and the first day we ever heard about the boys all within a few weeks of each other.  There's something beautiful about the days coming together in the way that they do.

"I cannot go back to where I was before.  In most parts of most days, I am like any other mother with her children.  But adoption has expanded my relationships and my world.  It has changed the shape of my heart, stretching it through vulnerability and difficulty- and also through joy.  Adoption has made me uncomfortable.  It has made me anxious and sad.  But it also has made me overflow with gratitude and love.  And it has drawn me near to God."  -K Wong

I cannot go back to where I was before.  

Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Amharic prints- for sale

In case you're interested...
After having the boys' names transcribed into Amharic script, I was inspired to find some beautiful Amharic words to use as framed prints around our home. We have a friend who lived and worked for many years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and she recently assisted in some translations for me. You can purchase your very own print here.