Monday, May 9, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Today is National Birth Mother's Day.
I think about Tate's birth mother a lot. We were lucky enough to be able to meet her while we were in Ethiopia. It was one of the hardest and most emotional experiences of my life. I watched as this young girl loved on a little boy that was a son to both of us. She talked about her hopes and dreams for him. She stroked his hair as she told us she wanted him to become a preacher or a doctor. We promised her that day that we would teach this little boy about Jesus. We promised that we would love him with all that we had. And we promised that he would grow up knowing that he had a mother in Africa who made the ultimate sacrifice out of love.
As we said goodbye that day, we hugged and cried and I felt a connection form at that very moment.
Because of her heartache and selflessness, I get to be the mommy of the most amazing little boy.
She is my hero.
Posted by Shannon Plumb at 9:31 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Our court date was on Tuesday, October 12th. We woke up that morning very nervous since we were one of the first families that had to appear in front of the judge. Luckily there were a couple of families that had gone before us so we knew a little on what to expect.
We were suppose to meet at the Gladney office in Addis before heading over to court. However, we got a little stuck in traffic and by the time we arrived at the office, all the other families were getting in their cars to head over to court. We had missed the meeting! Some of the other families filled us in on the information they received and some of the questions they were expected to ask us. There was still apart of me that felt like we had missed something important and was panicking a little inside.:)
Posted by Shannon Plumb at 1:26 PM