Some friends are indescribably genuine and kind and good-hearted. I honestly cannot imagine where I would be today, three weeks home exactly, without them. Sounds cliche, but if you only knew how indispensable certain people have been in our lives, in mine most especially. When I reflect on where I was emotionally three weeks ago and where I am today I could fall on my knees in utter thanks for those who carried me here ...
One of said friends reached out last night and offered to have her son, an orphanage-mate and roommate of James, call him today to help heal his heart a little. I showed James his friend's picture and he welled up and got lost in himself. Too much too soon. Too confusing. So much heaviness that he is enduring that I cannot begin to comprehend and I have been with him around the clock for the last 25 days. So, another time, but how breathtaking is it that we have friends like this, friends who get it, get us?
Another friend, one my nearest and dearest, sent me the fixings for my favorite tea drink from home. HOME. She and I shared many a yummy latte together in our sans kids life. I love her.
Tomorrow we are meeting with an adoption friend we "met" through our agency ... she is spending the weekend at a beach near our home ... and we're taking the kids over for a peaceful beachy morning with another little Ethiopian and her sweet family. Then in the evening I will head to a church we are considering moving to for a monthly adoption gathering.
Today I feel especially blessed.