I did not intend to sound snippie in my previous post...no one has
made me mad, or anything like that!! However, I have sensed
impatience here and there from different people, and I imagine even
more people will join them as we continue to focus on bonding with
Micah in the months to come...so, guess you could say I was just pro-
actively speaking my mind!
Isn't that the fun of blogging!!??
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I also confess I've been a bloggy-slacker...copping-out by feeding you pics. Soon...I'll share the verbiage of our journey and our recent days home with Micah -- I've just needed to marinate before I surface again!
So many thoughts & emotions...not quite coherent just yet...but, again, soon...
Even though Micah had been away from Gelgela since 10/08, all the staff remembered him & his story.
This is the nanny who cared for Micah during his brief stay at Gelgela.
That evening, we got to "welcome" the Whipple's & the Richardson's as soon as they arrived in Ethiopia -- they were united with their children the week after we left.
First introduction to our Basset, Kobi. Micah wasn't afraid at all -- now Kobi, on the other hand, isn't quite sure what to think...
First medicine!! Micah seems to think it's a treat...let's hope he keeps thinking that way!!
First sweet potatoes!! That's right! Good lil' southern boy!!
At the top of the mountain, we toured King Menelik 2's palace/compound. (Above is the view of Addis from the palace) Ethiopians have a special affection for this king because of all the social progress he brought to the country. It is also said the king never wore shoes -- he said if his people didn't have shoes to wear, then he did not deserve to wear them either.
This is Duni, she is AWAA staff who facilitated our adoption for us. She is an amazing woman (wife & mommy, too). I cannot tell you what an inspiration & encouragement she has been to us during this process!! She is Ethiopian and moved to the states when she was 14 -- after working with AWAA for about a year state-side, she moved back to Ethiopia in December to over-see the transition home and court proceedings.
Saying good-bye to the nannies. Micah's nanny is holding him. Ohhh, she loves him so much and was quite grieved to watch him go. We will send her a package with another family in a couple of weeks with a photo album of Micah's transition -- she will be so proud of him!! He's been such a brave little boy!!!
Back at the guest house, our first bath -- in the kitchen sink (Whipples, I promised I cleaned it afterward!!). Boy, did we have a sleepless night ahead of us...