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Friday, January 2, 2009

Metcha day!

Today is the day that one year ago we met both Addis and Jackson! We woke up probably at 5 in the morning so so excited! We pulled up to the orphanage and mom ran upstairs while I played with the older kids downstairs. I had this grandiose vision of her coming down with Fitsum and everything would just be perfect. Well she never came down. After about 30 minutes, I finally went up, and she was crying, Fitsum had been admitted to the hospital the day before. We both were in shock. I had met an adorable, gorgeous, sweet boy that day named Anteneh. Something about him just struck a chord with both me and mom. I even took a picture of him on a polaroid so that I could show him off. Little did I know he would be my brother!!

Going to Hope's place with Amy Sue!!

Meeting Addis Fitsum, at the hospital. She is in "her" duckie blanket. Even now when we see pictures of babies in this blanket, we say oh look, they are in Addis' hospital blanket. Look at her itsy bitsy arm!



Mommy and Addy

My love! Look at how short he is!

4 comments:

Friedlings said...

Congratulations!!! Sounds like everyone had a typical Christmas... stress and joy mixed together in varying proportions! ; )

Wow - time flies, huh? We met Desalegne at the airport in Addis Ababa on NYE last year. Well, it was NYE in the US. Seems like 10 years ago... or 10 hours ... depends on the moment.

Glad all is well with everyone.

Your daughter is a total pip. She's adorable.

Randi

Peculiar Smith Family said...

It's so odd when we look back at how things turn out in ways we never would have known or guessed. And now you have a sister AND a brother. AND soon another sister!

Malia'sMama said...

Seeing these pics of Addis inher hospital bed actually made me cry... oh how far she has come with all your love! Hope A/J is responding as well :)

Lisa said...

It still seems like yesterday! Miss you guys!!!!!