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Saturday, February 23, 2008

and another???

So. There has been something my mom and I have been struggling with ever since our first day in Ethiopia. When we went to pick up Fitsum we met this AMAZING, beautiful, smart, helpful, intelligent, EVERYTHING 10 year old boy. He was the sweetest thing and spoke such great English. We both were instantly attracted to him. That night my mom said "I am so adopting that boy!" but I mean things aren't that simple. We are already bringing home two girls this year and we have NO and I mean NO boys in our family that live close or could be a male role model for him. We have never even been around boys. Aren't they like.. different to raise or something haha. But as we have been home, Mom just keeps bringing him up. It seems like little things keep happening to remind us that he is there. All of his friends are being adopted and I would feel so so horrible if he was the only older child left there. Imagine the opportunities we could provide him, and the things he could provide us! He could provide a REAL connection to Ethiopia for Addis. She will never learn Amharic, but he could teach her words and tell both of the girls what it was like to be raised there. I don't know we are really really struggling with this. Please pray and/or keep us in your thoughts (whatever your religious affiliation haha) about this issue. We need some help!!

6 comments:

Sandee said...

Oh how precious....God knows. I will pray and God will do what He is planning on doing all along! Blessings, blessings...you two are an inspiration.

Chris said...

Oh girls, I too have been praying for this sweet boy. He has been on Greg and my heart since you all got home and Grace told me about him. I know God has a great family in mind, so we will just have to trust and wait and see. I will pray for him and you as well. Bless you both!! Chris

shane said...

I say go for it grace. God has placed him in your heart and on your mind for a reason. God works in mysterious ways. Many times we feel that we want one thing and god has other plans. I will pray for you but listen to the voice of god.

Wilson's said...

GO for it guys- If God called you to adopt him, He will find some male leader for him someway or another. It would be so nice for the girls to have a big brother too!

Chris said...

Miranda and Grace .
I know how much you already love this boy . I am also saying GO FOR IT :) Grace I know that you will be a great mom for him and that you would love having a boy .
Chris

Nikko said...

You should go for it. And he can come to visit us in Cali in the summer. Matt is a good male role model.