Happy Valentine's Day! LOVE...we've been having fun explaining Valentine's Day to Grace. We've talked about how Valentine's Day is for expressing love and friendship to others. She has enjoyed all of the sharing (giving treats and cute valentines to friends) and lots of sugar eating (and it is only 11:00 in the morning!).
Another part of Valentine's Day for me is thinking about how lucky I am to have such a great family- lots of love...today I also find myself reflecting on how many people have come to love Grace this year...but, we are not the only ones. Grace has an incredibly loving family and community in Ethiopia that cared for her and loved her so much! I have said it before,
adoption = love. So...when I read a fellow adoptive mom's blog this morning, I had to share...
If you are looking for a beautiful story of love to read about on this Valentine's Day, you MUST visit Team Alexander's blog and read the touching story of two mothers love for their amazing little boy. Little Abe has been inspiring our family since we first saw his "gotcha day" video two years ago. Abe was at KVI (the same orphanage that Grace was at) and our family watched as the Alexander family met him for the very first time. I was crying then, and I was crying this morning as I read Emily's post and watched the beautiful video that she was generous enough to share on her blog. Her post reminds all of us that adoption is truly about LOVE in it's purest form. Another inspiring organization that I have been following for a few years, is Ethiopia Reads. Ethiopia Reads does wonderful work providing books to kids in Ethiopia. Thanks to many of you who purchased Valentine's necklaces, I was able to give a Valentine's Day gift to Ethiopia Reads... $325 raised to provide books! Thank you so much for supporting this organization!
Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with love, hugs, and joy!