It seems only appropriate to do some Thanksgiving adoption thoughts today.  I’ll keep it short. The kids are in Turkey coma, snuggled in their beds, so I have a few short minutes to spruce up the house… and blog of course.

The recent weeks have been hard for me. I have grown tired of waiting.

But that’s okay. We grow tired, we refuel, and we continue on.

I’m thankful that we have a little boy in Ethiopia who needs us to keep our heads up. I’m so thankful for him. I’m SO thankful for him. I’m thankful that we are even allowed to do something like this. That someone somewhere will say, yes, you are fit to be parents for this child. Yes, you can raise this precious little person. I’m thankful that there is a someday when we won’t be waiting for a call.  I’m thankful that God brought us here and that he will continue to carry us forward until the day our family is complete.  Baby Boy. Little Boy. I am thankful for you. Mommy is thankful that you are in this world. You have a brother and sister and a Daddy who are thankful for you. God, whisper this in his ear. Tell him he is cherished. And we are waiting for him.

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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