Sunday, June 15, 2008

Week 8

We have just reached 8 weeks of waiting! The next few weeks are going to fly by. On Friday Andy and Blake leave to go to the beautiful Northwest...Andy is going to be doing some work up there with a friend and Blake is going to be spending some good time with her grandparents. Then, I leave for a missions trip to Thailand with the youth ministry I volunteer with. In Thailand we are going to be living at an orphanage and loving on all the kiddos there and also traveling to other orphanages in the area to do activities with those kids as well. I am so excited for this adventure. At the same time, I am curious to see how my emotions will be during this time...after all, I will be loving on orphans in Thailand while (most likely) my child is in an orphanage in Ethiopia. I am just really interested to see what God has in store for me during this trip.
For my loyal blog readers, please do not be alarmed if you do not see any new posts for a few weeks...I will not be blogging unless we (miraculously) get our referral while I am in Thailand...I am not planning on that happening anytime soon though. Thank you in advance for the prayers for this trip!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Please Eat In This Weekend To Stop Hunger::June 13th-15th, 2008

I feel like everywhere I look I see or hear something about the food crisis in Ethiopia. My heart has been so heavy with the food crisis and I have just been trying to think about ways I can help, even if it is $25 or $50.
I had an idea to stage an "Eat In" this weekend. The idea behind an "Eat In" is to stay home for one meal that you would have gone out for, eat something you have in the pantry or the freezer and take the money you would have used to go out for dinner or ice cream or whatever and donate it to help stop hunger. Ethiopia is in need of approximately 325million dollars to help bring in food until the next harvest (August or September).
Be sure to choose an organization to donate your money to...I am choosing to donate to UNICEF's Nutrition Program in Ethiopia.

Please join us this weekend in our "Eat In"! If you are going to be joining us, please post a similar message on your own blog so others can hear about this.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Week Seven

We are working our way through week number seven...we have been sick with the flu for the last few days around here...not much fun at all. This was the first week that I have really started to get anxious about "the call." I have found myself tearing up quite often when I hear about someone getting their referral or finally getting their babies home...while I am so overcome with joy for these families, my heart aches for our turn. We have been in the adoption process for the last sixteen months. We thought we would have had our baby with us by now, by we are trusting in God's best plan for our family. It has been so amazing to see how God's hand has moved us through this entire process. I can clearly see how he is readying our family for the new, amazing bundle we will be blessed to call ours. His plan is so much better than ours and I am so ready to see what and who He has planned for us. Please be praying for continued patience for our family as we move on to week eight...

Friday, June 6, 2008

We're off to have some fun this weekend as week number six comes to a close.

Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ethiopia was again in the BBC news concerning hunger. There is a heartbreaking video about the situation in Ethiopia. You can read more about the the hunger in Ethiopia and view the video here: