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November 06, 2007



The openness was something that also played into our role in choosing Ethiopia. Your story of going to visit your sons' first family has always stuck with me--the emotions and the importance of that visit hit me hard. I hope that the letter and pictures get to them very quickly and that they help soothe the pain that must go through their hearts everyday. And I really appreciate your posting about how you handle the issues of raising children who were adopted older and who do have memories of their first family--I hope that our son has memories as well, and I hope that I can help keep them alive as much as you are doing for Habtamu and Lire.


You are a fantastic mother, making private space in their home, giving him the freedom to keep space in his heart (he can love them better -- or what he probably will begin to wonder, as much?) . . . your boys are so very loved. You offer them peace in their turmoil . . . I need a little more of that capacity.


Well-put! I am loving your blog.


I just wanted to tell you that you are an amazing writer, and as my husband and I contemplate adoption, I find myself returning to your blog frequently and reading passages aloud. You've given us a lot to think about. You seem like a wonderful, caring, dedicated new mom!! Thank you for being so honest.

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