Monday, December 21, 2009

Sost

Photo and joy created by the illustrious Sara B

I'm a mom, y'all! And can you believe that I am so lucky as to parent this cutie pie???

Y is a living and breathing and RUNNING....oh yes she runs, child in our home!

Stealing from the Office a bit in regards to parenting. I totally know what I am doing, but "in a much more real sense, I have no idea at all." :)

Ethiopia was wonderful! It was great to connect with friends, eat shiro and injera literally every day (except one) for lunch, drink endless amounts of coffee, pay $1.20 to get Y's hair braided, meet this family, meet this families children, shop for things we REALLY needed...(I mean who doesn't need yet another scarf?) and to just be in a place that celebrates being. It was for sure a different trip than any other, and we underestimated how much work it would be to have a child along for the ride! We dramatically scaled back on our initial plans of meeting friends for lunch, coffee and dinner everyday and actually just spent a lot of time in our guesthouse.

I feel like I have tons to write about; Y's adjustment, my adjustment to parenting, adoption travel on the cheap, adopting an older child, Missionaries of Charity orphanages (home to Y).....but for now I will sign off because it is not yet 6am and I need coffee and find this hour repulsive without it! And mostly because little Y is screaming that the "the urine has arrived" (literal Amharic to English translation) and how can I not attend to that???

9 comments:

Colleen and JF Bertrand said...

I am so happy she is finally in your home! What a treat for the holidays!

Sam's mom said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you guys!

los cazadores said...

Oh Hurray, you are home! So lovely. That photo is utterly precious.

Very excited to read more about your experience.

When I drink coffee my urine arrives in torrents. Oh I'm petulant, vulgar and...

I love coffee too. Here's to your trip and your daily-Ethio-coffee drinking!

Cindy

the bradleys said...

Oh my goodness Richelle. This is fansastic!
andrea

Amanda said...

Lol at the urine has arrived, that's too cute. We really are growing up...at least that's how it looks on the outside anyway:) Congrats again, she is the most precious thing ever!

Jen said...

So happy that she is home!!! All sounds good. She is beautiful and smart (urine has arrived:)

Mark and Heidi said...

Wow, she is beautiful! I may need you to teach me the amharic for "the unrine has arrived"...that might come in handy in my future! Welcome home, Mommy!

one + one said...

Don't you just live to see that smile?

Sara said...

she is lovely!