2 years of officially waiting, 4 years of preparations and finally, finally…they got their referral. I’m going to be an aunt again. My brother and sister-in-law are going to be parents again. My nephews get a sister, my kids get a cousin, Dailah gets another girl in the family. This is all very exciting.
I can tell you this, she is beautiful. Stunning, really. Long eyelashes, big eyes, a little side grin that warms the heart instantly. She is, in a word, perfect! And I honestly can’t wait to meet her.
When I told Dailah that she would have another girl to play with, to put make up on and to wear high heels with she replied, “That is so good mom because I’m really good at all of those things.” Truth be told, she might be the most excited about this addition.
Leslie’s birthday was September 3. I had gotten her a little gift praying that she would get her referral before I gave it to her. It was this (excuse my man hands, jeesh):
A necklace made by a local artist. My sister finally had a little pink in her heart and it needed represented in jewlery (obviously). So happy was I to give this to her, and how beautiful it looks on her!
I also dropped by this:
Stuff for the trip to Ethiopia. The basics, you know. Toilet paper, ear plugs, this-is-not-a-good-time-to-poop-my-pants medicine, the basics.
So there you have it, lots and lots of joy in our family these days. And certainly when my niece comes home, more joy to come.
I love you already baby girl!
So excited for you all – and kind of envious, I might add. Your sack of stuff to take on the trip looks mighty familiar…
ziplocks – did you tell her to bring lots of ziplocks?