May 8, 2006

A Note to Friends and Family

Filed under: Africa Adoption — Tamra @ 1:28 pm

You are the the few, the proud, the priveleged the only ones in my real life to know about our adoption plans!  The main reason for this is that I’m just not ready to answer all the anxiety ridden questions I’m bound to hear as soon as I bring it up.  So for those of you who are “in the know” here are a few answers so that you don’t need to ask the questions you are dying to ask.

#1. Yes, we are taking Finneas with us to Africa.  He is still nursing and it would be difficult to find a babysitter who would be patient enought to handle his grief, and to parent him the way I would parent him.  Dh and I have weighed the pros and cons and we have prayed about it and we feel confident that the decision to take him with us is the right one.

#2.  Yes we are aware of the diseases that we can catch there.  We will be taking as many precautions as we can.  I’m sorry if this worries and distresses you, but have faith that we will be in the Lord’s hands.

#3.  Yes we have heard about the Rwandan Genocide and realize the tensions that may be there.  Right now Rwanda is not in turmoil and we should be as safe as we can be in a foreign country.  Please don’t worry, and if you are worried pray for us instead of trying to talk us out of it.

 If you have any other concerns, please feel free to post them here and I will address them. 

Please if your feelings have been hurt because I haven’t spoken with you personally about this yet, please know that it was not to intentionally leave you out.  I haven’t “gone public” with this yet though some people do know allready.  It’s not secret.  Feel free to spread the word…but please don’t feel bad if I haven’t talked to  you yet.  I will I promise.

3 Responses to “A Note to Friends and Family”

  1. Milenka Says:

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for your family!

  2. Damarys Says:

    I have visit your blog for long time. I am also a mother or two adopted children and I always happy when other adoption plan is underway. God bless your journey and God is powerful enough to protect you while you there. I looking forward to read about your adventure.

  3. Toni Says:

    Wow, Tamra! What great news! Congratulations!

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