Saturday, September 01, 2007

the red thread goes to Africa sometimes

I wasn't going to post until Monday but wanted to share this wonderful story!

This week at work I took care of a patient who had a craniotomy which is another word for a big operation on your head. This patient was adopted from Ethiopia. Oh what a family. I wanted to share their blog with you but I would like to ask them first. Anyway, this family does not live in Atlanta, they live in Orlando, about 10 miles from Michael's moms house."M"s dad is in seminary there. I may get to see them again one day. The grandparents live in Nashville, very close to where my parents used to live. They are strong Christians and also share a love of contemporary Christian music.

This family is amazing. As I read their website tonight, I was moved. They spent 5 weeks in a house in Ethiopia waiting for their precious daughter. They embraced the culture and spent a lot of time with a lot of the people there. She was very tiny and weak and had to get stronger for the doctors to release her. The first night I took care of her was rough. We had a very hard time getting this sweet girl comfortable. I enjoyed getting to know them and was able to spend some time talking to this family this evening. What a joy!
"M" is their first child, just like us. They encouraged me during our wait and shared the joy they had when they first saw that precious face. The process of the Ethiopian adoption is a bit different than a China adoption, but we had one thing in common. THE WAIT. We talked a bit about the wait and what an awesome thing adoption is. This family has so much love and support.
I hope they read this and know what an impact they had on me.
Just another one of those moments.

16 comments:

Don and Be said...

Amy,
Looking forward to the rest of the story....

Mark and Rebecca said...

Great story. I have a big heart for Ethiopian adoption as well. I am so glad that God is turning hearts to consider Ethiopia as well as China. I think God is REALLY at work in that.

LaLa said...

Can't wait to see their blog and hear more

Cristy said...

What a wonderful story! It is amazing how God brings these situations across our path isn't it? What a blessing and encouragement to you both!

nikki said...

They do sound like an amazing family...glad you crossed paths. Adoption is an incredible thing that changes your life in so many unforseen ways -- while you wait, and after. It is great to see God's hand in it all!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Very cool. What a blessing. Hope to hear more about them.

The Blessing that is LIA said...

That was just the family you needed to meet....I'm sure they will never forget you as well.

Lynn said...

I'm sure you were such a blessing to them too!

Can't wait to hear how she's doing, and the rest of their story

Abby's Mom said...

Wow!

Elisa, Jarrod, Thomas & Zoe said...

That's so nice to hear. It's amazing how peoples paths cross.

CJ and Donna said...

Adoption is something that truly brings people together with a common bond-love for children!

Jeff and Michelle said...

Isn't it wonderful when God puts just the right people in your path along the way? I just love that part of this process!

Janet said...

What a GREAT story!!! I love it!

Annette said...

Great story Amy... I'm sure you made a big impact on them too!

Jay & Angela said...

Thanks for sharing. What a wonderful story and family!

keely said...

Amy-- Precious Amy...I still cannot believe what a gift you were to us on our most challenging night in the hospital. Of COURSE you may share our site with others! I am crying with tears of joy remembering your exceptional care for our Salem. We are so grateful....
i can't wait to read the rest of your site!!
keely www.outofethiopia.com