Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Very Special Piece of Our Adoption Puzzle

God continues to provide for this adoption one puzzle piece at a time, a dozen cupcakes at a time and through generous people who mail us donations.
Today I went to get the mail and I had a card from my friend Marlo. I met the Salamy Family while volunteering at the Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City. Their daughter Anna had cancer and I would often hang out with her at the hospital or go visit her when she was stuck at home. It didn't take long for Anna to find a special place in my heart. We always had a great time...whether we were reading Junie B. Jones books or decorating cookies.

Marlo's card said that they wanted to sponsor one of our adoption puzzle pieces in memory of Anna. She said that Anna would have been so excited to follow our journey to bring home our Ethiopian babe. I love Marlo's idea to have a puzzle piece in Anna's memory. As I was searching through the pieces to find the perfect one, I came across a piece that has a butterfly on it. Anna loved butterflies and they have a very significant meaning to everyone who knew Anna. Here are a few photos of the special puzzle piece.

 You can barely see the butterfly but it's right by the parrot.

Thank you Salamy's for sponsoring a puzzle piece in memory of Anna. You don't know how much it means to me. I can't wait to tell our Ethiopian babe about Anna and the impact she had on my life.


  1. What a wonderful tribute! This makes me cry! :)

  2. So glad you found a piece with a butterfly! Sweet Anna is a small part of a MUCH bigger picture!