Monday, June 29, 2009

Frustration In Waiting

Waiting, waiting and more waiting. The frustrating thing is not just the waiting. It's that we are not really in line anywhere. Our paperwork is not getting reviewed somewhere. Stuff isn't in the mail...I'm frustrated because we are just sitting here not hearing of any progress with the whole Burundi program. It's like it's frozen. I check the adoption news bulletin at least twice a day hoping to read ANY news from Burundi but there is nothing day after day after day. And occasionally there will be "news" but it really isn't important news. What an emotional roller coaster.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sister Connection in Burundi
Amos thought it was silly but came with me to pick out a blankie for our little one. Not knowing if we will get a boy or girl made it a bit difficult but I love this puppy blankie that we got! On the way home I realized that we have now been in this adoption process longer than a pregnancy. If we got pregnant at the same time we started the adoption process, we would have a child already. Errr... However, knowing our little one is out there and having a peace about the fact that God will put this all together in the right time helps.
Also, I read The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell, M.D. It's a fabulous book about how to make sure your child knows you love them. Kids, like adults, express love and feel love in different ways. It was a great read and gave me some good pointers.
Lastly, my school signed up to sponsor a widow from Burundi through Sister Connection (check them out on YouTube!). I got an email asking if it was okay if we sponsored a family of children whose widowed mother just passed away. It turns out that this widow's children are too young to care for themselves and have been taken in by a neighbor lady who has 6 children of her own. Of course I said we would and I am anxiously awaiting the packet of info on these children. I feel like this is not only a small way I can bless someone in need, it's also a good connection to a country I'm beginning to love. More to come on this venture as well...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Shots, shots and more shots...
My body now recognizes typhoid, polio, Hep A, Hep B, yellow fever and the influenza. I feel so powerful!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The latest

I listened to a chat room conference today about sensory processing disorder among children from orphanages. The good news is that I found out that our child will most likely come from a foster care kind of situation. Keep in mind that foster care in Burundi, Africa probably isn't like foster care here in the US but it's probably still better than an orphanage. Children that come from orphanages usually have many attachment and developmental issues. It's nice to learn any information that is available about our child. It helps us prepare a bit better. My prayer for today is that our Burundi baby is safe and being taken care of by someone. Bless them for caring for our little one until we can bring them home.