finally…forever can start

I had a post that I was going to write today.

But then…

an email…

a voicemail…

tears flowing down my face in the middle of teaching English….

my students concerned faces…

my smile as I blurt out, “my nephews.  in ethiopia.  they are coming HOME.  next week.  HOME.”


Their forever home with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law.

Part of our family forever.



Catch up on their journey to this place–home–here.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. YAY!

  2. So wonderful!

  3. Yay! That is wonderful news!

  4. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  5. What a true holiday gift 🙂 I am thrilled for your SIL/BIL and your nephews and your whole family

  6. Yay!!!

  7. What a blessing!

  8. YAY!!! Love the new header too btw!

  9. Fabulous news, Katie!!

  10. What happy news!!!!

  11. Next week?!?!?

    YAY!!! Congratulations to them!! That’s a FABULOUS Christmas present! 🙂

  12. Hurray! So happy for you!

  13. That’s wonderful, Katie!

  14. Too wonderful for words.



  15. That’s such wonderful news!

  16. That is wonderful news and just in time for Christmas!!

  17. YAY! How wonderful! A huge congrats to you and your family!

  18. WOOHOOO!!!! and a big HOORAY!!!!

  19. Yay!! What wonderful news!

  20. and now I am teary too…what spectacular news for the holidays (or any ole day really!!)


  21. OMG!!!! Admittedly I’m brand new to their story (read up when you Tweeted last weekish) but I am so excited. Awe.some. news!

  22. What a Christmas blessing.
    Where is tiny tim? He has a line to say…

  23. Super exciting! Glad your family got this news today!

  24. At last. Congrats and Safe Travels to all.

  25. Chills! I’m so happy to hear that!