Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Gift


I think about Gedese and Christiana every day. Not a day goes by that I'm not wondering how they are doing. Are they well? Is Gedese eating enough? Has Alex come home yet? Is Christiana walking yet? Are they drinking clean water? Do they have any money? Is Gedese lonely? Is she happy. Does she think about us? Will Christiana remember me?

I get to speak with her every few weeks, but the connection is usually terrible and I have trouble understanding people on the phone. I can't see their lips and watch their body language which makes it difficult for me to process what is being said.

This week-One of my blog friends Robbin is picking up her precious baby girl in Ethiopia. She blessed me so much! She took a few things to Gedese for me ans spent some time with her. I got a gift from Robbin this morning an email.

Hi there!!!! Saw Gadesse. It was amazing. Cristiana is such a big girl. All smiles and playing. She was super excited about everything but mostly the ethio/America book you found that Diesel lost lol and of course the snickers!!!!!! I have video and will fill you in and email them as soon as I am home. Can't seem to get it to go from here. She sends her love!!!!

Thank you so much for allowing me to do this!

Robbin



12 comments:

Erica said...

Amazing. What a precious gift.

Kami said...

I'm SO glad to hear some news about them. I think about them often too and I've never even met them so I can't imagine how hard it must be on you. It's great to have friends who can help you stay connected!

crispy said...

How neat to hear that she is doing OK. What a treat for you. I love how God bonded you two together. Such a special connection.

David and Sarah said...

Oh, I am so happy that you were able to have this contact with you dear friend.

Debbie said...

That is wonderful for you!!!! What a great gift!!

Debbie

Debbie said...

That is wonderful for you!!!! What a great gift!!

Debbie

Cindy said...

I'll hopefully be in Ethiopia in early October. Let me know if I can take anything or bring anything back for you.

Leah Dooley said...

Oh Yay! That is so wonderful!!!!

Andrea said...

What a gift! I know it helps some to hear about her. Can't wait till you get to see the video.

SupermomE11 said...

What a BEAUTIFUL picture and what a blessing that you can get an update on them. What a blessing your families have been to each other. :)
Hugs,
E

Adam said...

I'm sure every time she thinks about the blessing of being alive her heart wells up with the joy of the life you made possible for her and Christiana.

We will always be connected, no matter what life brings us.

Sure do miss her too.

Ali said...

Yay for Robbin! I am so glad she was able to visit them and get you a first hand account of Christiana's growth.