May 29, 2008

Three Little Birds




Dear Readers, I am no longer Queen Bee Triplet Mama. From hereon the powers have invested in me role of Original Triplet Mama, because a New Triplet Mama is entering Ethiopian Tripletland. That's right, the same adoption agency as mine, CHSFS, referred another set of Ethiopian triplets last week to an Indiana family. Two boys, one girl, just three weeks old. The family is beyond happy and amazement. We humbly take our places among the four families that I know of with adopted Ethiopian triplets. To Amy and her super-duper-duper lucky family, this is my message to you, courtesy of Bob Marley . . .

Three Little Birds
Dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, (this is my message to you-ou-ou:)

Singin: dont worry bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry (dont worry) bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, this is my message to you-ou-ou:

Singin: dont worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. dont worry!
Singin: dont worry about a thing - I wont worry!
cause every little thing gonna be all right.

Singin: dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right - I wont worry!
Singin: dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry about a thing, oh no!
cause every little thing gonna be all right!
------

Of course for me, this brings back wells of memories. It was a cloudy afternoon on September 12, 2006 when we learned about our sweet trips (click HERE and HERE for a referral summary). The call blindsided us. We yelled YES! in our heads immediately, in between I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!TRIPLETS! and I couldn't sleep a wink the nights in between that call and travel (and not much winking after!). I got sick on the plane ride over (yes, I started early) after panic & nerves finally settled in during a refueling in Rome. It was the most exciting time of my life and I wish I could come unstuck in time and slip from future to past moments, just like Kurt Vonnegut imagined. For a complete photo montage of our Ethiopian adoption trip, click HERE.

First glimpses of our sweet triplet baby boys, just 6 weeks old:


In celebration, I made a little montage of all the photos we received of our triplets, taken before we ever knew who was crying in the referral photo (see above photo), before we knew who would grow the fattest, before we knew who would be the sweetest, before we knew who would be the funniest . . .

"Time has told me
Not to ask for more
For some day our ocean
Will find its shore"
--Nick Drake

13 comments:

Dani said...

I think "Original" suits you well. :) I want the title of "lucky triplet charm"... just kidding! Well, unless it happens again....

ethiograndma said...

Those pictures in the montage are hilarious! A lot of them are new to me...three little birds is right AKA the three wise guys (Christmas joke)!

Dani said...

HI Cindy,
I'm a Dani too...
I was lucky enough to find your blog via twinstuff. Your sons are adorable. I'm a twin mom of adopted girls from a domestic adoption. Ethiopia has my intrest piqued.
My girls are just around the same age. I invite you to check out our blog as well if you'd like.

LISA said...

Wow, that does bring back memories!I saw that someone else had trips. Was hoping she'd find you!

Cindy said...

That was very fun Cindy. I hadn't seen many of those pictures before.

Melanie said...

All I can say is AWWWWW that montage......wow!!!

Holly said...

oh so lucky! My hubby and I are in Indiana, and have been referred twins. Send Amy my way!

Holly said...

p.s. I love the Ethiopia trip video. Precious!

Jenni said...

So I finally checked that blog that I never write in anymore, and lo and behold! There was a comment from you. And it's from ages ago, so sorry about that.

So after discovering your comment, I visit your blog - the first time in probably a year and a half - and holy cow! Your babies are no longer babies! They're still super cute, though. Shall I be really annoying and tell you that you've got your hands full? Or would that just sound silly coming from me? ;)

Hope all is well!

Jenni

courtney rose said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

Josh, Amy, Olivia, Josiah said...

Dear Cindy,

You are completely awesome! Thank you so much for sharing the lives of your three sweet little boys with all of us and for being such an inspiration to our family! What an amazing journey we are all on! I never remember a time in my life when I thought that I might one day be mother to triplets from half a world away, and now I can't imagine being anything else... Thank you for including me in your thoughts and well-wishes. You can't know how much I appreciate your insight into this overwhelming responsibility and impossible honor that I have before me. I'll keep looking for your blogs and emails to catch a glimpse of the joys ahead:)

And did I mention that you are completely awesome?

Amy

Scott and Emily's Blog said...

Beautiful montage...thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Just beautiful and I love the music you pick!