Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hanging in there...

Before you get too excited, THIS IS NOT OUR BABY! Please, read on...

We are still eagerly awaiting our phone call from the agency. Next week, on the 19th, we will hit the 6-month mark of waiting. A year ago on April 18th, was the day that God told us to go to Ethiopia for our child!

This cutie holding the doll that I made him is Abel. He is happily living with his new parents and big brother in New Mexico! What a blessing for all! Seeing photos of children at home is really helping me during this wait. He is real. He is cute. He is part of a family!

Two AWAA families passed court on Friday and will be bringing a total of 3 children home in a few weeks!! Praise God!

We had another conference call with our program coordinator. It is nice to have that communication and the opportunity to ask questions. Our program coordinator is leaving on Friday for a month in Ethiopia, but she says there will still be referrals during that time! We're hoping to be in the next batch or the one after (or the one after that)! Stay tuned...

Yesterday was for soccer games, of course! For Jeremy's game, there was a pleasant coolness was in the air; however, during Marissa's game it poured! It was funny to watch all of the little girls' hair becoming soaked as they turned into little drowned rats running up and down the field. Thank God for the rain! We have been down-graded from a severe drought to an extreme drought.

The recent rains have proven our 10 year-old roof to be inadequate, so we got our new one last Monday. The folks at Eastern Surfa-Shield are adoptive parents and offered to work with us to get the roof taken care of. Thank-you so much! Their company offers an array of services, so check them out if you are in the triangle and need anything done to your home. They are great people with which to work!

5 comments:

Rob & Candy said...

I love the doll! so cute...
candy

Team Dragovich said...

Abel is beautiful and the doll is precious! I do so hope you are in this next batch of referrals!! Soon, though, for sure! I agree about seeing other children at home. It makes it more real. BTW-- my preschoolers at church LOVE the play silks!! The colors are so vibrant and even my boys want me to buy more for them to play with :) I'm going to have to put another order in soon... Hugs, Shari

shawn and tisha said...

I feel the same way when I see pictures of the families who are home with their children. It's so encouraging to know that it really happens. I hope your referral comes soon too! :)
Tisha

Anonymous said...

I thought that little guy looked familiar! Love the little doll....so very cute!

Mel

E said...

Very soon, Susan. Your child is real. He is cute. Before you know it, he'll be part of a family - yours! God knows just who he is and I can't wait to hear the news that you do, too! Praying for you during your wait and hope your news comes very soon!!!

And, thanks again for the adorable doll. Abel loves him. On Sunday we brought the doll with us to church and he helped Abel to refrain from bouncing his voice off of all of the church walls during the service! Very entertaining little doll, indeed!

Love,
Erica