It has been nearly a year since my last post. The good news is that I am getting back in the saddle and I am starting to write again. I have been away from the blog for no small reason. If you have read our story you may remember in Part 2 I spoke about holding out for our God-promised son, Gabriel. Well it is with great joy that I tell you that he has arrived! On 23 May 2013, Liezl gave birth to our little Gabe. He weighed in at a serious 4.5kg and was 55cm long.
Now this blog is about Amo and tells her story. It would, however, be wrong not to speak a bit about Gabe too because Amo has become a willing mini-mom and a doting big sister. Gabriel is now a part of her story and she a part of his. Liezl recently took the two of them for a little photo-shoot, follow the link below to see the results. You’ll understand why I am a very proud dad.
With this post I divert from Amo’s story to answer some questions from one of my readers. Big thanks to Katy Roberts who addressed some important issues – issues I have been mulling over for a while now. While I have formed some conclusions, I feel like they are not quite mature. So give me a bit of grace here, I am happy to discuss and debate in the comments. Here is Katy’s comment from a few months back:
On October 24, 2009, we volunteered at the home for the first time. It was a Saturday morning and we were excited but nervous. As usual, Liezl was more eager than apprehensive while I was the opposite. Ultimately, I think we evened each other out and we were able to deal with visit appropriately. Continue reading
Adoption has been on our hearts for a long time. We were reminded by our close friends, Marcus & Adele, that we had even spoken about adoption during pre-marital counseling. Liezl and I got married in 2004 and our rough plan was to wait a couple of years before trying to make babies. Adoption was effectively forgotten for those first few years of marriage. Continue reading