Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Met by chance, friends by choice...Thanks Adoption!


“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
~ C.S. Lewis
We are thankful to adoption for many reasons, one of those reasons being for the true friendships that we have developed with other adoptive families. I have met so many amazing mothers and yes we have the common factor of adoption that might have brought us together, but it is the common views on life, children and the world that keep our friendships alive and strong.

We find it kinda funny when we hear statements like "oh are you going to hang out with your Ethiopian friends again, or you place more importance on the Ethiopian community than your other relationships." It is unfortunate when we hear these statements because people just focus on our common factor of adoption, not recognizing the fact that we would be friends even if adoption wasn't a factor. Yes we feel its important for our children to have friends who are also from Ethiopia, however they don't realize that our relationships (the children and mamas) now goes way beyond adoption, adoption is now only a factor in these amazing and genuine friendships.

“There is nothing I would not do for those
who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves,
it is not my nature.”  
~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain.
t's not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.” 
~Muhammad Ali

I am so thankful for these beautiful and amazing women, for their love, support and friendship. I am also very thankful for the lifelong friendships that our daughter is developing, with the children and their mothers.

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