September 20, 2008

The Reality

This past week has been a hard week. Ab is realizing more and more that this change is permanent and what he is missing.
He sat one night in my lap and cried because he missed his family and Ethiopia so much. Twice he has asked to call Ethiopia and even proceeded to give me the number.
He has hugged and kissed more times than I can count. He is constantly giving Greg and I things. From candy to stickers to food. He has a backpack that he keeps stocked with his favorite things (and I have even found food in it)
It seems as if he is trying to earn his love.
It breaks my heart to see the pain that he is going through. Even though it is what his parents wanted and what is best for his life, it doesn't minimize the pain he is going through.
Adoption is a blessing to our lives and I would start the process again in a heartbeat....but I do not want to paint a fairytale picture..especially for families in the process...I know it was such a help for me to have friends who were real and honest about the suffering part of it. It helps when you are on the path to know others were there and survived the journey :)


4 comments:

  1. Hey there.
    I've been reading here for maybe a month or so.

    My husband and I are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia. I just wanted to say thank you for being honest. That's what I need. I want to know what I can expect. I realize every child and situation is different to some degree, but it's comforting to have a heads up about what could potentially happen. Thanks for your honesty! :-)

    And praying for you and your new little guy!

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  2. Praying for the whole Knight Family... Love ya'

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  3. We are here with you! I was just logging on to do a honest post on my own blog. We are blessed & we will survive. Praying for you!

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  4. Ah Chrissy,
    I love you too!!!
    AND, Just like Abenezer, God is giving you more than you would have ever imagined.
    You guys are something!
    So proud of you!

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