Saturday, January 10, 2009

How can you miss someone you've never met?

I have not posted in a while because there just simply is no new news on the adoption. The agency was closed for the holidays and opened back up this Monday. I knew for sure that on Monday morning they would have a list of families to call with new referrals, but there were none. And then there were no new referrals all week. So, we still wait. And as Bradley said the other day "Imiss her. From that first day we went to that building to order her, I've missed her."


Annie said...

you're making me cry over here...yes, it is possible to miss someone you haven't met. here's hoping that soon enough you will be meeting her sweet face in your referral email:)

Anonymous said...

I saw your blog and wanted to say it is GREAT you are adopting from Ethiopia, they are truly beautiful people.
I am Armenian and would like to share a true story about how close the Ethiopians are to the Armenians. It starts with 40 Armenian Orphans after the 1915 Genocide. I hope when you pick your child up in Ethiopia you stop by our Armenian Church and Ararat Club, enjoy the photos!
Armenian Christians share the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem with the Ethiopians we have many roots in common. Armenia was the first Christian Nation in 301 AD, and one of our saints (Mesrop Mashdots- who actually developed our unique alphabet and language so we could read the bible ALSO developed the alphabet for the Ethiopians. The Alphabets are both similar. They have shared this with the Ethiopians and Koptics for Centuries.

In the 1920s, just after the Genocide of 1.5 million Christian Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. There were many Armenian children left without parents, they were slaughtered in front of them and many of the children were given to Kurds to sell or Armenians paid to have Kurds take their children to safety. Some of the children were sold to moslems in Harems, house keepers, etc.,
But many were taken to an orphanage in Jerusalem, where 40 ARmenian orphans started a brass band. The King of Ethiopia made a visit to Jerusalem and was entertained by the orchestra, he was saddened to learn they were orphans without a family.
The King of Ethiopia declared "I will adopt them all and they will be children of Ethiopia"
Armenians prospered in Ethiopia, with a beautiful church, they where business owners and wrote the first national anthym of Ethiopia called "Hail God to thee"
Because of many years of neighboring Moslem countries invading and cutting Ethiopia off economically, many of the educated ARmenians have left the country.

The Williams Family Blog said...

wow, I agree with Annie...making me cry too. I pray the referrals will be coming in soon!

Erin and Keith Sager said...

Im with you, really hoping great news will come our way soon....Praying for us...Erin

Cindy said...

I know I cannot wait to see her little face...the time will come soon!

Amanda and John said...

Hey..I am with you guys. We are going through the same thing. But..I think its coming very soon for the both of us! It has to be!!