Friday, July 18, 2008

Thank you Lord

Nettie's prayer tonight at dinner surprised me. She rattled off something in Amharic then with her head bowed and her eyes closed she said "America amen" I didn't even know she knew that word. I don't usually say America, personally I say United States so I was shocked. Then at bed time she prayed again but this time she spoke her language then said "thank you thank you America" It was so darn sweet. Before she fell asleep she said that I was good, and Daddy was good and then she listed off everyone in the family and kissed us all.

I am truly mourning her birth family right now. They raised her for 4 years, I have only known her for four weeks. It hits home and there is a deep sadness. I am currently looking for them so I can tell them she is fine. I would love to for her sake, have some sort of open adoption. I know she was told about us, she was told about America and that she would have a new family and that we would be good.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy to be able to follow your journey with Netty. Our girls, Negate and Amsalu, came to Hope along with Nettie, and we will be leaving in a couple of weeks to bring them home. I have always been drawn to the pictures of Nettie's beautiful smile. Rebecca S.