My Girls

dscf15801We went to dinner last night at the house of our dear friends, “Mitch” and “Polly.” Our other dear friend, “Faith” was there also. (That’s me on the right.)

There too were all the delicious children who I truly cannot get enough of. Kids have always held a special place in my heart. But these kids? These kids are the ones who give kids a good name. Well-behaved. Polite. Friendly. Funny. Smart. Good with my little one. Amazing. It’s not all that surprising though, when I think how great their parents are. It just makes sense. 

Anyway, these two girls in the picture are like sisters to me. We’ve known each other for quite some time now…about ten years actually. And, in a word, they are the best. They have followed along on our adoption journey, this one and the last, and are so joyous when good things happen and a child finally (finally!) arrives. My own sister doesn’t even know that we’re adopting again. Nor does she seem to care. That’s bothered me for a while now. But God stepped in and gave me a gift of these wonderful friendships, and He said, you know what? You don’t have to be blood relations to be sisters.

Little Boy G calls the daughters of these two women, “my girls.” He insists on bathing just before we see them so he can smell good for them.  I confess to stealing his line and I now call these two ladies, “My Girls.” Dinner was great, the conversation was, too, and I’ll remember all the laughs we had for a long time to come. Next stop? Christmas Party 2008, our place. Stay tuned 🙂

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4 Comments

  1. Melissa said,

    November 15, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Hi, I wanted to come by and say thanks for the encouagement. You are right and I need to remind myself of that when I want to feel sorry for myself 🙂 I know things will get better. Anyway, thanks for the comment!

    Oh, you’re welcome. I’m glad you’re feeling better….

  2. Andrea said,

    November 15, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Love you too Sis. 🙂

  3. SueCQ said,

    November 17, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Hey, sorry for the “absence”. I (stupidly) didn’t subscribe to your feed the first day I visited, so I haven’t been catching the updates. I’m all caught up now and am glad that you’ve got your paperwork straightened out! That was a little ridiculous with the “older than 6” issue, but I agree . . . we started the process of adopting a 6 year old and may very well be bringing home an 8 year old! Who would have ever imagined it would take this long, hm? Hang in there!

    No problem! (I didn’t know you could subscribe! Huh!) I just hope and pray that we don’t go before you do. Please God, let SueCQ go to Vietnam first!!!!

  4. kweenmama said,

    November 17, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    So glad you have such great friends! I had many dear friends who helped me through my divorce; I will always be grateful to them for that. It’s too bad your sister doesn’t want to be invested in a relationship with you.

    Yes, well, you win some, you lose some. Glad you had help through your divorce. I’m sure it made things a little more bearable.


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