Friday, July 20, 2012


I don't think I really put it together in my mind that when we bring Levi home we will have "kinda" twins. Our little Zoë is 22 months old {birthday in September 2010 } and looking more closely at the paperwork we have on our little guy I think he may be closer to 17-18 months old. That's about a 4-5 month gap. So, for a good part of each year both Zoë and Levi will be the same age. This realization is really more of a "wow, that's kinda crazy!" than anything. I know our little guy will still easily take on the role as baby of the family. In many ways he will have a lot to look up to his older sisters with but I know he will will grow by leaps and bounds with love and care once he is home. I can't wait to see that happen. Right now our little guy doesn't walk and the orphanage he is at only speaks in Lugandan. {crazy right?} I am picturing this sweet little boy looking up at me and wondering, "what in the world is this crazy mzungu lady trying to tell me?" We will get to help teach him to walk and to learn English and I think that's pretty cool. However... today while at Costco as I was hurling another gigantic box of diapers into my cart I was thinking to myself "Diapers are expensive, especially for two! I need to get Zoë potty trained asap!" Ya know with all that free time I have on my hands right now... 


  1. I was contacted at my etsy shop today for your auction. I would love to learn more about your journey! My youngest child was born into our hearts through south Korea and came home to us and his older brother and sister a year and 1/2 ago (this I fully understand the expenses...we are almost paid up now ;-)!! My brother and sister in law are meeting their fourth beautiful child in Ethiopia this God has been working wonderfully through growing our family with these precious little ones! It has been the most wonderful walk of blessing we have ever taken!!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing! Congrats on your adoption and your families adoption, so exciting! It is great meeting others who get it because they have been there too. Would love to share more about our journey, my email is fortnerfamily03 at gmail (.com) I just added a page to the top of the blog that gives a little more of the overall journey. (Letter from our family)

      Thanks again!

  2. Love your blog and your incredible silent auction site! How exciting about you bringing Levi home! I had to comment after reading this post...we brought our son Zareb home from Uganda 11 months ago...and he twinned our youngest daughter and although they had a rough adjustment (8 weeks!) they are now best friends! I would love to encourage you in any way I are about to have your world rocked! In a WONDERFUL way!!! :)

  3. Amy, Thank you so much for the encouragement. Glad you found me on FB too, I will write you a note over there!