October 22, 2012

Meeting T’s Mom

From Greg:

As Rebekah and I approach the end of our flight and the first Project HOPEFUL FIG Awassa trip, I'm thinking about all of the people we met, homes we visited, and how we were able to catch a glimpse of their lives and the daily challenges that I can't imagine how I would cope with.   These stories will be coming as I get them down on ‘paper’.

One of the biggest blessings of our trip is that we had the pleasure of meeting with Teshale's mother.  A beautiful woman whose story makes our hearts ache.

We are so thankful that she had the courage to come.

Adoption is beautiful and a gift to us..but it comes with such heartache to others. Circumstances and pain that is hard to comprehend and is quite often completely unfair.

Here is a glimpse into that meeting:


sharing pictures of Teshale:



Telling her that her son is beautiful just like she is.


A beautiful woman who has now become part of our family.


(thank you to Joel for capturing this moment!)


  1. Wow. What an amazing visit. I love the look of love in her eyes as she looks at the photos of T.

  2. Just amazing....I am so grateful that you had this opportunity. What an incredible blessing!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE times a million!!!!!!!! She is VERY BEAUTIFUL!

  4. So beautiful. We had the opportunity to meet our boys' birth mom as well, and I am so thankful. She definitely is a part of our family - and we pray for her every day. What a sacrifice of love these brave women give. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Dear "Blandine"

    You are correct, I haven't posted your comments-- As you know NOTHING of my son's story, of his mom's story, or our story.

    I will also not in engage with someone who hides behind anonymous accounts with no way to message them or identify them.

    You are wasting your time with your daily comments.


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