We are hers and she is ours forever. Third try was a charm.
Or maybe it was the fervent prayers I sent up from her side of the ocean.
I was sitting at dinner last night in Gulu (Uganda) with two other women.
Eating fried rice, chapatis and fresh avocado. Fighting a very nervous stomach.
Cell phone on table.
I couldn't keep my eyes off the clock and couldn't stop calculating the time it would take for an email from Ethiopia to go to our coordinator in Wyoming and then to Jeremy to get back to me via text in Uganda.
Then I got it. The text. My new favorite word: PASSED!
I wept with huge relief. Stomach instantly better. Appetite suddenly huge.
She is a perfect tiny ball of sunshine. She is radiant. She is the happy one.
She is OURS.
- Me. Us. She.
- J and I have been married for almost 15 years. We have shared many adventures and a lot of watershed moments. In 2009 I began blogging and in 2010 we adopted our daughter from Ethiopia. In March of 2012 we began the process to adopt a little boy from Haiti. This blog follows the many twists and turns on the road to our two children and beyond.
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