Sorry it's been so long since I posted. Life certainly has become more busy since bringing Meskie home, now that we have 4 kids between ages 3 and 6. I started this blog as a journaling of our adoption journey. It was a way to keep others informed, and I love the thought of our kids having it as a resource to reflect on this time in our lives. But I struggle with finding the time to blog. I feel like the only way I'll feel motivated to regularly blog is if it might serve a larger purpose. And that's where I want to hear from you. If I stopped blogging tomorrow, would you miss it? I ask this not looking for support because you think that's what I want to hear. I'm honestly looking to find out whether this blog has inspired you, touched you, connected with you, or caused you to look deeper into adoption (good or bad).
I don't plan to stop blogging altogether. But if I continue to dedicate time to this blog, I want it to be meaningful to you. What are you interested in hearing about? Are there things that I can share about our journey that will help in yours? I also struggle with having such personal information so public so have considered whether to make it private.
As for a quick update on life as a family of 6, I really do thank my lucky stars every day. I look at these two girls who have been through more than we could ever imagine and feel so lucky we get to raise them. The joyfulness shines through them. Meskie has been home almost 3 months now and has adjusted beautifully. And believe me, that's not to say there haven't been any challenges, but there is love, affection, happiness, and a peacefulness that we're all together.
We can't imagine our lives without her. And yet there have been so many what-if's, the last being if we hadn't passed court when we did, realizing the possibility that we may have never been able to re-unite these two sisters (due to the instability of the Ethiopia program right now). I think of my friends who are still in limbo on whether the children they love and hold in their hearts will ever come home to them (I believe they will).
And so we are thankful. We are thankful for our 4 kids who totally dig each other. Yeah...definitely counting our blessings.