The People I Know



Today a family I have never met in person are with their sons in the Congo. Getting ready to start their forever with them.

Today my friend Rebecca announced to the world that she was chosen by a birth mother as her adoption match.

Today I had a long and wonderful conversation about parenthood with an inspiring friend. We met when I was living in North Carolina and used to have “sessions”. We talked for 2 hours. Her kid was napping, mind was at daycare, it was such an unadulterated pleasure.

Today I am thinking about my friend Marie and the baby growing in her belly.

Today I am thinking about Maja and how she saw the face of her son in Ethiopia for the first time. The thought of it still give me goosebumps.

Today I am also thinking about my friends who are still waiting. Still wanting to be whole as a family.

Two nights ago Davy, Andy and I went for dinner. Afterwords we decided on getting some ice cream. It was a cool fall night and the idea of ice cream sounded delicious and a little naughyt. When we were walking to the ice cream place Davy grabbed both of our hands. We flung her into the air. She didn’t want that. We bounced her up and down, she didn’t want that either. We asked her what she wanted and she said “I want to run”. So the three of us ran down the street laughing and making jack asses out of ourselves. Our beautiful girl and her chubby parents, running down the street. That was one of the sweetest moments of my life.


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