I wish….

Proverbs 25:25

One of the neatest things about our agency is the support families give each other. I just got an email from another mom currently in Addis adopting a baby. She SAW our girls and delivered a letter to them– and then took time to write me a note from Addis. She says:


Quick hello from Addis Ababa. Your girls are AMAZING. I would adopt them in a second. You are very lucky!!



Then in a subsequent email she told me she got pictures AND video, and added this:

I am really impressed. They are beautiful and lovely girls and I work with kids all the time (child psychologist).

Bless the woman!! That made my morning. I called John and read it to him – twice – then I read it to every kid at the breakfast table.

One of my 9 year olds after hearing it said, “I wish they were home…”

“Me too,” I said.

“Yeah,” said our 5 year old. “I wish they were just sleeping really really late, right here in their own beds, instead of way over in Ethiopia.”

Me too, hon, me too.

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  1. That is so sweet – these girls are so lucky to be coming to such a loving family! And, I’m sure your children all feel lucky to have two new sisters! I just love hearing about it! (Feeling a little over-emotional this morning!) And, I’m glad you got news from them – I’m sure that just filled your heart! 🙂

  2. What a wonderful thing to hear! How amazing that you can have some contact with your girls at this stage of the process!

  3. xawilsons says:

    This whole post makes my heart just about burst. Congratulations, Mary!

  4. Wonderful news. Praying God will speed them to their new home so they can sleep late and wake up to love.

  5. You have wonderful children. They make me wish to have some (or at least one) more. So fare, we have (only) two boys.

    Thanks Mary

  6. We’ve decided go through AAI, and I get more excited every time I hear great stories like yours! Also – your kids are AWESOME!! What a fantastic family

  7. *sniffle*

    You made me cry.

    Good tears, though!

    Can’t wait 🙂

    Can’t wait 🙂

  8. This is absolutely priceless. My heart grew three sizes just reading it. Blessings!


  9. Awwwww! You need to share those pictures of them when you get them. I’m praying for a travel date very soon.

  10. I love what your 9 and 5 year said! I really enjoy hearing about your adoption adventure. It makes me wonder if I should be doing the same thing??

  11. Me too, me too! 🙂

  12. I don’t think I’ve commented much on your blog, so you don’t “know” me, but I am SO happy for you! What a blessing and I prayed today that those girls WOULD be home soon!

  13. tears are in my eyes… how wonderful Mary!

  14. So heartwarming. I love that every family member is anxiously awaiting their new sisters.


  15. You got me crying …….. [:-)


  16. What a GIFT to your heart, I know, Mary!!!!! And the way your kiddos repsonded, PRECIOUS!!!!!

  17. precious, Mary! I am so excited to have them HOME!!!!!

  18. Beautiful news! I can’t help but wonder how your newest daughters are feeling, their thoughts. What a blessing.

  19. Oh that is so wonderful to hear! I sure hope those girls are home soon – tucked in their beds and sleeping in!