Monday, February 23, 2009

My New Favorite Part of the Adoption Process...

The homecoming of a friend and her new daughter...


Seriously, I am so grateful to have been there. There is so much joy and emotion. You remember Julie O, I spoke about her here, toward the end of the post. She is one of those incredible single moms.

I feel so far away from my proposal that for me sharing this with her was pure magic.

For my sweet friends Natalie and Amy who are anxiously anticipating their court dates, there were a lot of emotions I am sure. Sweet Sentayehu was at the Gladney care center where their two girls are waiting.

It won't be long now. Hang on my friends.

I have never been so happy to go to the airport. It was a great night.

Welcome home.

19 comments:

  1. Oh Julie that was beautiful! I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes!! I'm so unbelievably happy and thrilled for Julie O.!! Welcome home beautiful, amazing Sentayehu!!!!

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  2. Isn't it so fantastic! It gives you a renewed sense of hope - one day, my friend, it will be YOU walking thru those airport doors.

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  3. What a beautiful baby and a glowing mama!

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  4. That was so sweet. What a cuddly baby! Adorable.

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  5. You look so beautiful holding that baby! Sniff, sniff - your turn is getting closer and closer.

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  6. That was really fun to watch Julie. What an absolutely precious little beauty she is. I love how she was so sweet and snuggley with everyone. Beautiful...

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  7. cried through the WHOLE 5:16.... Amazing!!!!

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  8. You made my day!!! Thank you. Your friend was absolutly BEAMING!! How purely happy. I'll sleep well tonight after watching this. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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  9. Great video..can't wait to do Ezra's!

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  10. So fun, She is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Okay, crying in my living room now:-)

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  12. My throat is all stuck up....tears of joy to watch a beautiful daughter with her Mommy coming home. I only wish you could do this every day until your proposal so that the time would go by faster. What a beauty she is. Love the pictures of you with her, particularly the one with you leaning over onto JulieO's shoulder. Beautiful.

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  13. OK - I was kind of doing OK - just a few tears and sniffles and then - KEB MO! LULLABY BABY BLUE!

    I sang that song every day since Quinn was about 2 mos old till he was 5 years old and told me to stop. I once had to sing it in the San Francisco Macy's because I was traveling for business and he couldn't go to sleep without it so I sang it into my cell phone.

    Oh my. How precious! This put me completely over the edge.

    What a beautiful family - and how wonderful. I'm grateful - I am - for you sharing this.

    Now, I have to go and recover. I think I'll go sing lullaby baby blue to Quinn - he's asleep so he won't complain.

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  14. thank you for you. this was perfect.

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  15. OMG, what a sweet little pudding and a glowing new mama!! It is such an incredible experience to welcome a new family home.

    Julie, your proposal is no longer far away.

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  16. Julie, that just put me over the edge, I have a very wet face here. I can't wait for your wait to end. What a dreamy lovely child and her mother was beaming, really beautiful and moving.

    Christine

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  17. That video just tugs at the emotions, what a beautiful homecoming...beautiful mother and child.

    Cindy

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