Mrs. Broccoli Guy has given me the Friend award for my blog.

The Rules:

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

with Honour

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.


Annette said…
Thanks so much for thinking of us, and for continuting to pray for us. It really means a lot.

Anonymous said…
I'm impressed - you passed on your award much faster than I did! LOL.

I can't believe how long that province is making families wait. I really thought our case (being one of the very first) would serve to break the dam, so to speak, and from then on out things would go more smoothly. I'm so sad it didn't work out that way.

I'm off to visit all your friends... families with children from that province have a special place in my heart!!
Carol said…
Thanks! Yes, I believe you can have a reunion with those we've never met in person. J gets excited when he sees the pictures of the other children when I'm reading your blogs. I for one am looking forward to the reunion! Won't it be a big, loud, joyous time!


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