So as most of you all know, this summer has been full of
but also full of blessings.
I am incredibly blessed to be surrounded by some pretty wonderful adoptive friends.
Hearts are really being moved here for orphans and being able to get together with these precious "hearts" who have become dear friends is just wonderful and so good for the spirit!
We get together often
and have such fun, as do our kiddos.
However, the other day, I got such a sweet gift!
I got to meet a beautiful, adoptive friend, live and in person,
a friend whom I had only talked to through email or on the phone,
a friend who loves the Lord and loves China's precious children,
a friend who has SEVEN beautiful daughters from China and is in the process of bringing TWO more home!!!
Dear, sweet Maggie has been "with me" since I first began to advocate for these wonderful, waiting kiddos.
We don't get to talk as much as we would like but when we do...
well, let's just say that time has no meaning!
Maggie and her beautiful family stopped by on their way to Florida.
I invited my other adoption peep, Angie R
and we had such a great visit
I hated to see them leave but Angie and I are working on getting them back...
there is just way too much to talk about and too little minutes on my phone!
LOVED meeting you dear Maggie!
Come back soon!
Angie and I also got to meet and "re-meet" another wonderful adoptive family!
Carmi and I went to college together, like a lifetime ago and had not seen each other since!
We found out through FB that we had both adopted from China and had a great time catching up.
I introduced Carmi to Angie (through email) when Angie and fam were in process for their sweet 13 year old, Colin, as Carmi and her family had adopted their sweet 13 year old from China just a couple of years before.
It was so cool to get those 2 boys together and from what I understand, they both had fun!
It was great seeing them as well and hope they can come again very soon as I forgot my camera!
I was also given the opportunity to meet 2 other wonderful adoptive friends, sweet Carla, whose precious little one reminds me so much of our Lizzie and my dear friend and prayer warrior, Lavonne, who has a daughter from Lizzie's orphanage.
However, the timing and circumstances just never worked out for those meetings.
I hope to get another shot at those two some time soon.
There is just nothing like meeting up with my adoption peeps.
They "get" me and I "get" them and for the first time in my life, I feel like I "fit in"!
Thanks my sweet friends!