Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

This was the start of a new day and now we celebrate a new year.

[Me and Gedaye, Orphanage Director at HFAA. We are standing in the lobby of the Dimitri Hotel after church]

This has been a really long year. I've done things I said I'd never do, I've been places I never thought I'd go, and I've made friends that I'm so blessed to have. The last week has in some way made the rest of the year worthwhile.

To my waiting mommy crew I thank you for your prayers, the laughs, and all of the support that you have given me over these last few weeks. I feel blessed to have you all as apart of this incredible story.

I wish you all great blessings and the happiest new year!


kristine said...

So happy to see this post and your beautiful photo!

Many blessings for a wonderful 2009!

haze said...

Happy New Year, Valarie. I hope 2009 brings you much beauty and joy.

Bennett said...

Hey Valerie, I love the look, the head wrap.Happy New Year and this is your year!!!

Kelly said...

Oh what a WONDERFUL photo and it's so nice to have a face to put with Gedaye's name! How wonderful you were able to go to church with Gedaye. What an amazing experience, the entire trip! :) I covet your knowledge and experience from those days you were in Ethiopia. :) Thank you for coming back and sharing it with us!

Katy said...

You look beautiful in Habesha libs!

Dana said...

Valarie, congratulations on the referrals and I want to hear all about your trip when you get a chance. I knew something was up b/c I have not seen you post as much lately on the boards. I'm guessing you've been busy nesting!!! I'll be checking your blog for updates.

Original Court Date: April 18, 2009
Final Court Date: May 18, 2009
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