Category: Personal

Color {Favorites: Part 2 of 4}
When I think of Ethiopia, I think of color - and lots of it! While I would probably complain loudly if my neighbor decided to paint his house teal or purple or pink, I found the color choices in Ethiopia to be just beautiful!
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Top 5 Hot Spots {Favorites: Part 1 of 4}
There were three things I didn't like about our trip to Ethiopia. 1) Using the internet was a patience-building activity2) I had to take 75% of my photos from the inside of a moving vehicle3) It was impossible to order a cocktailOther than these very minor inconveniences, I loved, loved, loved every minute of our trip. Last March, ...
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Done.
Things went just fine at court yesterday. Mark and I and three other Gladney families entered the judge's office together. The judge checked our passports and then she asked us a series of simple questions.Have you learned about Ethiopian culture? YesHave you met other families who have adopted from Ethiopia? YesHave you met the ch ...
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Court Day
Sometime while you are sawing logs tonight, we'll be going to court. We will stand in front of the judge and promise to take good care of our boy for the rest of his life. So, as you drift off to sleep tonight, know that good things will be happening in Ethiopia while you snooze. And say a little prayer for that letter if you think ...
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I’m in love with a short, chubby guy with curly black hair
When we walked into the baby room, I was afraid I wouldn't recognize him.I shouldn't have worried.I saw him the second I rounded the corner - peeking up over the top of his crib fussing. I bee-lined for him, stepping over two little butterballs playing on the floor.I immediately swooped up my boy and I think I shocked the pants off ...
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While you are sleeping
Tonight, while you are sleeping, we will be meeting our boyand kissing his cheeks, and counting his toes, and measuring his eyelashes, because I swear they are six inches long. If all goes as planned, he should be in our arms at about midnight Colorado time. So, all you mamas who are up in the middle of the night "playing" with you ...
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Landed
We landed at 8:00am and hit the ground running.I love it here.I feel very safeand welcomeand happyand we might never come home.I'm kidding.Maybe.
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A little funny for you
All of the travel planning and packing and dreaming about my boy has been a little distracting. In fact, I may or may not have unloaded an entire dishwasher of dirty dishes into my cupboard on Wednesday. And the other day, I definitely stepped into the shower with my underwear on. I can't wait to have my brain back.
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So, wait, you mean you’re not bringing the baby home?!?
Tomorrow - yes TOMORROW - we are boarding a jet plane bound for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. *Side note; we're taking the "red-eye" out of Denver. Saying that makes me feel like such an important jet setter. "Yeah, I'm so busy and in demand that I have to do my traveling in the middle of the night. It's no big deal. Psshh." After being i ...
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How You can Pray while we’re away
If you think of it and are willing and able, we would so appreciate your prayers over the next two weeks. And if it's not too much to ask, I have one very specific request. Would you please pray for a letter of approval from MOWA? I won't bore you with the details, but basically, this letter will be the last item needed to ...
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