Amaye Michelle's Blog

Tam’s home. And he’s beautiful.
June 4, 2010, 11:08 am
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Tami is home. And he’s beautiful.

May this blog stand in his honor as a reference to future adoptive families.

Love, Michelle


Leavin’ on a jet plane!
September 3, 2009, 3:45 pm
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 Norm and I have have been told to be in Addis Ababa on October 1 to meet our son!!!! Wooooooo and Hooooooo!!!

We fly out later this month. Golly Molly have I got packing to do! (:

Update on Tam
September 2, 2009, 4:04 pm
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Just got a copy of the official adoption decree and a new update on Tam!

He is healthy and normal in every way.

He is described as a quiet, loving boy who loves to play ball. (:

Next step, travel dates!!!

August 6, 2009, 8:14 am
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We just got word that our case has PASSED in the Ethiopian courts. Tam is officially our little guy! (:

Our agency will send us word of travel dates soon, and we are expecting to bring Tam home in September. Umm…that’s only a few weeks away…I’d better get busy packing and planning!!! And brushing up on my Wolaytigna!

Meanwhile, we have seen fresh pics of Tam. He is well-fed, adorable and smiling! I hope he’s celebrating too!

–Amaye Michelle

Update on Tam!
August 3, 2009, 10:54 am
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Last week, we received an update on Tam and a new photo! He is doing well — he is healthy and playing with the other children.

He looks great in his photo! He has gained 5 or 6 pounds because of heathy eating and has hair!!!

Can’t wait to meet him. Pray for a sucessful court hearing tomorrow!!!

Wolaytigna Word List for Parents — Compiled from a textbook
July 24, 2009, 11:48 am
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Wolaytigna Phrasebook

aay = mother

aayawe = father

k’uma or katta = food

kosha = hunger

kana = dog

gabara = cat

dokteriy = doctor

arsa = bed

soo = home

dos = love

maata = milk

t’aliy = medicine

gula’liy = belly button

hargiy = sickness

acca = tooth

haatta = water

she = to urinate

sheessha = urine

shiya = feces

k(w)ekw = to defecate

haytta = ear

uluw = stomach

labban = to be tired

boolla mmeec’ett = to bathe

goorbiy = throat

bocc = touch

dicc = to adopt

mayyuw = clothing

uyy = to drink

faall = to fly

mukuw = butterfly

 **double vowel = long vowel sound

  *single vowel = short vowel sound


Phew! New court date set!
July 21, 2009, 12:28 pm
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Our July 17 court date was rescheduled due to a training closure at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs.

But…We now have a new date of Aug. 4!

Please pray that our case is heard the first go-round, and that we can travel in September…