Thursday, April 28, 2011


The boys and I were so blessed to get to have a playdate today with another adoptive family. The VanCleave family lives here in the Bay Area, also adopted from Ethiopia through America World, are also in full-time church ministry, and also have one biological child about the same age as Caedmon. Pretty crazy how similar our lives are!

Kathy and I have been through a lot of similar emotions and struggles as we've journeyed through this adoption. I was so good to talk with her and share stories, ideas, and perspective.

Sammy & Amryn were actually in the same room at the Transition Home in Ethiopia. I was able to meet Amryn and take some photos of her for the VanCleave's while I was in Ethiopia to bring Sammy home. Pretty sure they don't remember each other, but it's neat to think that they had already met before today.

Sammy loved Amryn's hair and couldn't keep his hands off of it!

Did anyone else have the thought, "Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match..." while viewing these pictures? I'm just could work! :-)

1 comment:

The Thomas Family, Artesia, NM said...

I love your post! I went to Nashville to visit friends that we went to Ethiopia with on both trips you may remember - Sammy's friend - Larkin). I went and visited them. Shay and I decided that Larkin and Ella would get married! :) It is so fun to go back and visit with those who have BTDT. Cute pictures!!!