|(l to r) my sister, my grandma, me, my mom|
The next morning, we loaded up the van once again and headed to our adoption agency's annual Philippine Ties pool party. This gathering is specifically for families who have children from The Philippines. This year's event was especially precious for several reasons. The most obvious reason is that Francis is home but aside from that, we had the honor of meeting TWO of Ezekiel's buddies from his former home, Gentle Hands. We met Rammy who was mentioned in Ezekiel's paperwork as his "best friend". Rammy is a beautiful, tiny little guy who steals your heart just by looking at you! He is with a lucky family that is madly in love with him, just as they should be! The second Gentle Hands baby we met was Moriah. He's a gorgeous little guy with visual impairment and he is just so engaging and lovely that I had to hold him, even though he wasn't thrilled with it! Like Rammy, Moriah is in a family that recognizes what a gift they've been given. He fits in perfectly!
|(l-r) me and Zeke, Courtney, Rammy and Kim, Carrie and Moriah|
I know I've failed to adequately capture the AWESOMENESS of this weekend but I'll add a couple more pictures in an effort to illustrate . .
|My Family (yes, Courtney is "mine", too - ha ha)|
|The "big kids" at the agency party|