Mrs. Broccoli Guy has given me the Friend award for my blog.
These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I'm going to bend the rules a bit and award this to 9 other bloggers. For the past year a half, a group of adoptive parents who have children from 'the province who must not be named' have been supporting each other as we wait(ed) to bring our children home. Most of us have brought our children home, but there are still a few families who are waiting. Some have passed the two year mark. Eighteen months was bad enough, I can't imagine two years and counting. Without this group of people, some of whom I've never met in real life, the wait would have been much more difficult. So, visit their blogs and rejoice with the families who have their children home and pray for those who still wait. (This is particularly appropriate since one of Mrs. Broccoli Guy's sons is from the same province.)
In no particular order:
The Duda Family
The Stevens Family
Jacob's Road Home
The Wise Family This is the family we travelled with to adopt K.
For the Child
An-ticipation Still waiting
Taco, Sushi, and Pho Also still waiting
The Leonard Family
There is also one more family still waiting to bring home triplet boys, but they don't have a blog to share. ****edited to add the blog address: The Mann Family *****
We have all agreed that once we all have our children home that we are planning a big reunion with everyone. (Can you have a reunion with people who you've never met in real life?) As we are about as spread around the country as is possible (Alaska and Guam are even represented), it will be no small feat to arrange. But some of our children spent the first two years of their lives together in the same orphanage, and while they may not remember each other, it is a bond we would like to maintain. Plus, it would be wonderful to finally meet the people who were so supportive during our time of waiting.