This blog chronicles our journey to adopt a baby girl from Kazakhstan and some random thoughts along the way.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
A New Beginning
Alia and Luca on an historic election night
I can't think of a better event to take place during Alia's first week as a U.S. citizen. President-elect Barack Obama is living proof that the American Dream is alive and well. He and American voters have proven that anyone can succeed in this country regardless of race or ethnicity. This is the country I want to raise Alia and Luca in . . . this is the one. I haven't been able to say that for 8 years.
Scroll down to the "blog archive" on the right. We were in Kazakhstan from August 28, 2008-October 30, 2008.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. — Flavia Weedn
Meaning of Alia
Alia (עלייה, Hebrew for "ascent", "ascension", "rising"; علياء, Arabic for "sublime", "highest of the high", "Zenith"). Refers to Jewish immigration to the Land of Israel. It is also a common female name, but can be used by some families in Senegal to name their sons. - Wikipedia