AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Allen Smith, iAlfred Schwab, iJames McClelland, iJames Milward, iMichele Poague, iRichard Orey, iJay Dubya, i

  Home > Inspirational > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 7,838 Titles
· 41,508 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Visions of Venice - photos - blurb.com
by Albert Russo

Venice of gold and of masks..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
The Rocking Chair
by Jeff Ovall

Find a well lit room and keep a friend nearby. This story will have you peeking out the window from under your blanket...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan


Chords Of Love: The Adoption Chronicles.
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

A family takes in two children from Ethiopia as their own.

Image (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman.

My name is Mary Ann Ritenauer.  I live in Westwego, New York, with my husband of ten years, Darryl, and our two children, Xaviar Daniel (9) and Emma Grace (5).  I am a housewife; my husband, meanwhile, works as a trial lawyer.

We are in the process of adopting two more into our family: a little boy, aged four, named Zaid, and a two-year-old girl named Teshi.  We have been waiting for them for six months now; hopefully they will be joining us soon.  All we can do is pray about it and trust in the Lord above.

We plan on renaming the children with American names, to make things easier on people.  We are going to call the boy Emmanuel Zaid, and the little girl, America Teshina.  They will still have their original names, excepting this time their given names will serve as their middle names instead of their first.  

Both children are healthy, but Emmanuel may have some learning or developmental delays: he is behind most children his age.  He isn't walking, and he can say only a few words.  They don't know what is going on with him, but we intend on finding out as soon as he is settled in with us.  Hopefully it isn't anything too serious.

Xaviar and Emma are both very excited at the prospect of a little brother and sister.  Needless to say, so are we.  I know they will be happy once they get used to us and their new home (not to mention, a brand new language).  We have been learning very basic Ethiopian, as a way of communicating with our new children once they arrive.  We are just waiting for the adoption agency to let us know that Teshi and Zaid are ready to come to America and join our family.

Sometimes I think the waiting is the hardest part, more so than all the paperwork, the home studies, or the background checks (and those can be tough, too).

It's as if they will never arrive.  Darn, I wish that phone would ring; I hate all this endless waiting!  It's getting to the point to where I'm ready to fly to Ethiopia all by myself and snatch the chlidren up and bring them here!!

Well, the phone is rinigng.  I will have to go and answer it:  Darryl is still at work.  Hopefully it is the adoption agency letting us know that Zaid and Teshi are ready to come to America!  Oh, I truly hope so!!  We have all been waiting for far too long!!

~To be continued.~ 


Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/26/2011
Excellent story, Karen. I wish this parent would not rename the children with American names. To me, changes who they are, takes away a little bit of whom they are. You know? Just thinking out loud ... LOL Still, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/25/2011
I hope that call was the adoption agency, you really left us hanging on this one, but this is a great story as always, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Michelle~


Books by
Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado



with a little help







SINGULAR QUOTES FOR MY CHILDREN - FRASES SUELTAS PARA MIS HIJOS by Claudio Herrera

A phrase is not just a group of words in search of meaning; it is much more than that; it is the synthesis of a way of looking at life and the world. They are abstract sentences th..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Thought Boosters: How to lift your spirits by enhancing your thoughts by Allen Smith

A book of inspirational essays designed to enhance your thoughts and lift your spirits...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.