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We are the Ducommuns! There are 4 of us now-Craig, Laura, Zamara, and now Mahashavah, our 1 year old son. We adopted Zamara from Ethiopia in 2008. Our son is also from Ethiopia and we are hoping to bring him home soon. We live Flagstaff Arizona. We are so glad you found us. Take a look around and don't forget to leave us a message.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day Surprise

Ok, so I still can't get Craig to post anything, so you are stuck with my ramblings again.

Yesterday I go in to work to find a mother's day gift on my desk from my friend and co-worker, Cody Bayles. He is an artist and I have been dropping very un-subtle hints that I wanted him to make us some art for our daughters room. So I open the gift to find this amazing picture for our daughter! He also included an incredible poem--it make me cry. Perhaps I will put it on the blog later this week. So first of all I want to thank Cody for this heartfelt gift. It is amazing! Also, here is my shameless plug for his work: go to to view more of his work.

Also this weekend, Kari Gibson (an AWAA family who received a referral the same day we did) called me hysterically laughing. She had just received a video from the Harbaugh's (another AWAA family) of the Transition Home in Ethiopia. I ran to check my mail...but the video was not there. Kari proceeded to describe the video. There was something about our daughter laying next to their daughter on the floor, our daughter's crazy hair, and how our little peanut was looking right into the camera. I didn't catch the whole thing because Kari was laughing so hard. Anyway, she tried to send the video via email, but it was too big. So, now I am eagerly awaiting our mail carrier to show up so I can run out and meet her at the curb. Anyway, thank you Kari for calling me and sharing the video via the phone. I hope it comes today! I can't wait!

I want to thank all the people who texted me this weekend wishing me a happy Mother's Day. I felt completely loved and honored that everyone would think of me, even though we don't even have our daughter home with us.

Lastly, I want to wish both my mother Mary and Craig's mother Sharon a happy mother's day! You both have been so supportive of our adoption. Thank you so much for putting up with my tears and rants along the way. I hope that I can even be 1/2 as good a mom as both of you were to us growing up.

Love, Laura

1 comment:

Jori said...

What a wonderful surprise! It is super and very thoughtful, gotta love the support of others! Congrats and praying for quick court.
Blessings, Jori