"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Sunday, March 15, 2009

You Never Know

Where new friends will come from. Yesterday, we were blessed to finally meet some friends of ours. Strange as it sounds, we (I) had "met" a wonderful woman on our adoption agency's internet forum about two years ago. They were in the process of adopting a sibling group while we were waiting for our referral for Marcus and Zoe. They traveled to Ethiopia and picked up their three kids, then we traveled to get Marcus & Zoe and then they traveled again to bring home another daughter...and so it goes.

During that time, we were blessed by being able to pray for each other and support each other on-line, through the ups and downs of the adoption process. Because they live no where near us, I never got to actually meet them until yesterday when they hosted us at their house in Wisconsin. What a blessing it was to finally see the children I prayed for and to see our children enjoying each other.

We didn't take a lot of pictures because we spent most of the time talking, but here are a couple of cute ones of Marcus & Zoe with their new friends.

Marcus & Titus

Zoe & Betty
Now, normally, I wouldn't advocate going out and meeting someone you've met on-line, but I figured a homeschooling mom of eight kids whose adopted from Ethiopia and loves the Lord was probably a safe bet.

Thanks, Randy & Lori for the very enjoyable time!


  1. Yes, Ma'am! We'd meet you in a heartbeat, too!! What fun.

  2. Hey, we're going out to Pennsylvania this coming fall. Maybe we'll loop up through NY and visit :)

  3. Anyone having the privilage to meet Barb and her family in person would be very blessed! She is a very very special lady!

  4. Tina,
    Your'e just too sweet! (or maybe deluded :) tee hee)

    Love you, Tina! You always cheer me up!



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