Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The first update from Ethiopia

I am amazingly lucky that the internet exists and can bring me together with future and current adoptive moms. My friend Jennifer, who at some point this year I'll meet in person, is off on the first trip of two trips to bring her boys home.

I was so excited that she was able to post today (tomorrow?) about her first meeting with her boys. And this sentence says it all: "I am thrilled he is so happy to get a mama."

And it made me so happy. Certainly everything will not be sunshine and rainbows, especially when she brings him home, but what could be nicer than meeting your child for the first time, especially an older child (he's 4) and having him open his arms to you, since your heart has been waiting for him for so long.

I can't wait for the next Ethiopian update from her. And I really can't wait until she's home so I can hear all about it.