Monday, July 20, 2009


Today Candace Selam told me that she has two mommies... Kebebush and me. Kebebush is the great aunt who was the primary caretaker of the twins in Ethiopia before they were brought to the orphanage. This is the first mention either girl has made of their life before they were in the orphanage.

Later today she suddenly started to cry, and told Emily she wanted to go to Ethiopia and see Kebebush. We have one tiny photo of her, so I made larger copies for both girls to put in their photo albums, which they both hugged to themselves.

Tonight at bedtime, Tom and I each rocked a twin as they sobbed over the loss of Kebebush.

My heart just broke for them.