Thursday, February 9, 2012

I Write the Words...

My face will probably hurt tonight from trying not to cry all day. Everyone has said so many kind words to us. We have the best friends and family. Our Russian family has treated us with such kindness. They have been so sweet about my speech. I hate to toot my own horn, but I pretty much had everyone crying. They have asked me for a copy to put on their website, and the social worker for the Russian government who represented us has asked for a copy to frame and hang in her offices. I'm just saying. I could pretty much bring the world to its knees with my words. :)

If that doesn't do it I will bring in my handmade gifts.



  1. You are quite the wordsmith. ;) If you're up for it, I'd love to read it, too!

  2. P.S. the captcha on my last comment was InkWomon - how fitting!

  3. Ok Mama, when do we all get to read the speech ?

    We are so happy for you all and can't wait for our first FAMILY gathering ... not trying to rush you (seriously) we know it will take time.

    "The mister" was a great big brother who was patient and kind, he taught me more than he probably knows, and I believe with all of my heart he will do the same with Ellie. A little girl couldn't get much luckier, to have such wonderful people fighting for her, waiting for her, and loving her.

    Congratulations !!!!

  4. I'm crying and I haven't even heard your speech, I think if I read it there would be permanent tear duct damage.

  5. I know from previous experience that you are an excellent speech-writer. As Leslee says "wordsmith," indeed! Love you! Good job!