Sunday, August 11, 2013

African Girl



Hi, Ruby Girl.
Happy Birthday, Love.

Mommy just landed half a world away and all I can think about is you, brown limbs splayed across your bed, all wonky-necked and wild-haired, lost in a dream.

I hope my love stretches across the globe and reaches you right where you are. It seems oddly fitting for me to be here, so close to the country that birthed half your DNA.

These are your roots. And you are mine.

Wishing some wonder and fun your way today.

I love you, 7 year old!
Mommy

18 comments:

  1. Love that picture and that adorable girl! Seven? Really? Hope her day is wonderful.

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  2. Happy Birthday Ruby! Such a sweet birthday wish mama!

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  3. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!

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  4. What a sweet birthday wish <3 Happy Birthday Ruby!!!!!!

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  5. Happy 7 to you Ruby!!! Have a super day. Love ya.

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  6. I love reading about your family...about your life! You are such a great writer...with lots of heart and sole! Your love for the Lord always shines bright. God Bless little Ruby on her birthday!

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  7. Happy birthday sweet girl :-) 7 is good! My girly is 7 too and it's lots of fun xx

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  8. Happy birthday to your sweet Ruby! Sending prayers your way!

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  9. happy day, miss ruby!

    praying for you, shannan. LOVE.

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  10. Happy birthday to your sweet Ruby!! 7 is such a fun age! I have my own 7 year old girl!

    How exciting to be in Africa!!!

    xo ellie

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  11. Happy birthday to your Ruby. I'm celebrating my niece today as she turns 7. Her name is Ruby, too!

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  12. Happy Birthday Ruby. I have three grandchildren that are 7. It's a magical number you know. Safe travels for your Mama. Have fun with your Dad and brothers.

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  13. I await the day that the THREE of us are together in AFRICA for her birthday... I have faith it will come to pass, only a matter of time.
    I can't believe you are SO NEAR to me Sis, yet so far away [7 037,5 km to be exact]
    I can only dream that you'll be back with Pinky-pie/7 year old in hand ready to explore my home away from home here in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    THINKING of YOU SO MUCH... and the Rubsters too!!
    xx Lil Sis

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  14. How did our baby girl become 7??? Ruby you are so pretty and I am especially proud of your giving ,gentle heart. I know you put a smile on Jesus face too. Pappaw and Gam love you!!

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  15. Ruby is 7!! I hope she gets her birthday wish, whatever it may be. xo

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  16. International adoption may be hard, yet you'll feel unmistakable joy when you're able to bring home another child who only needs unconditional love. Months have passed already, and I hope you're able to fly her to your home. If not, I'm sure Ruby will always think of you and how you love her, even when you're across the globe. :)

    Dean Glover @ AdoptionNetwork

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