Ok, so it's proven that I am the world's worst blogger. But anyway...on with the posting.

Our trip to Ethiopia was amazing. I still dream about it, cry about it. Wish I was there now. Wonder if there is another baby waiting for us. I still celebrate with other families traveling, receiving their referrals, waiting for court.

I love Ethiopia.

The country that gave me this hand:

And this baby:

Also gave me these memories:

Everything I thought Ethiopia was:
Banana stands everywhere:
Donkey delivery service.

And that which I didn't
Children singing in morning sun at the school
Beautiful city parks
My injera lesson: I was not good at this.

And it was good...if only we could go back, if only for a moment.

If only

If only we could go back, if only for a moment...

to the view out the window:

And only 30 minutes left on a more than 18 hour flight:

To a van loaded high with family's big dreams coming true, and donations, and a weeks worth of goodies:

And a view out the balcony of the guest different from home. So much a part of me now:

To the moment when I felt the weight of my precious baby, years of wait lifted in counterbalance with her:

And to a celebration on that day with what can only be described as the best coffee in the world:

Last year at this time our baby girl was with her forever family for about 24 hours. Hard to believe it's been one year. There is oh so much more of this story....come back soon!

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