Saturday, June 28, 2008

What a surprise

I found out about this wonderful organization Project G.L.O.W. through a fellow adoptive moms blog. When I went to check it out I was wonderfully surprised to see some pics of our Helina in this video they created. There is also a great closeup of her in their photos section. What a worthy cause. Check out their website I will certainly be praying about what we can do to help them in their ministry!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A little sad

We have been having such a blast the last few months since Helina came home. Our family unit is settling in. Logan does not want to do anything or be anywhere without his sister and Noah lights up whenever Helina or Logan walk in the room. The transition has been really pretty seamless. It seems as if Helina has been with us forever in so many ways. Because it feels this way I was struck with a wave of sadness last night when my dad asked me if I ever heard her talking in Amharic anymore. Up until about 3 weeks ago she would at least sing songs in Amharic but since then not 1 word. Her english is amazing but it came with a price. I had heard from other adoptive parents that this could happen fairly quickly but still feel a sense of loss for her that her native language is "gone". It only strenghens my determination that Noah and Helinas Ethiopian heritage WILL be celebrated in our household. Such a strong and beautiful people!!!!!