Tonight I have been sifting through a few older photos of our family as well as some quick snapshots from this afternoon. I'm putting together a little book for E. I wonder what he will think of us? His first introduction to us will be photos in a picture book. Will he think we are strange? Will he be excited? I guess our first thoughts and affection for him started with 1 little mug shot we saw on our computer. It planted a seed that has truly sprouted in our hearts. :o)
BTW...I've heard it is good to make 2 copies of the family photo books. One to send now and one to take with us when we go get him. These books become a treasured possession that are looked at over and over and slept with and carried around. Other parents that have gone before us said the well loved books are often tattered and falling apart when they arrive and it is handy to have a replacement. I hope E. loves his book...and it plants a seed.
Shared my hope with M. Miller who has already adopted a boy from Ethiopia. Her little man was definitely influential in our choosing Ethiopia. That boy just radiates joy. She assured me that it was the LORD who connects our hearts and not only chose E. for us but us for him. Thanks, M.