Nothing significant happened this week except...drum roll please.... we got the SIENNA MINI VAN!!!!! My husband is not that excited because it is not all that attractive but the inside is ready for our little man. The girls and I are really happy and excited. It is a 2001 but it is new to us.
Yesterday I found out a beautiful person passed away. She is Haregewoin Tefera, the foster mother in the book "There Is No Me Without you." If you read this book, you will see why I called her a beautiful person. Really...I don't think any adjectives are strong enough to describe her. She has done so much for Ethiopia's children without government assistance. Just from donations and from whatever she has. Her generosity makes me challenge myself on how much do I give back to mankind. I encourage you to visit the website at http://www.thereisnomewithoutyou.com/.
So many people ask why Ethiopia. Why not Ethiopia. J and I researched and found the greatest need and God led us to Ethiopia. There is a great number of children who are orphans because of HIV/AIDS, malaria, famine, and poverty. The illiteracy rate is 80%. Just thinking about those facts just gives me chills. When I go to sleep at night or when I check in on my girls, I just thank God for my blessings. I am not saying that children in foster homes in the US are not in need, but there aren't any foster homes, schools for every child, good medical care, etc. That is just my opinion. It doesn't matter, every child needs a loving family no matter domestically or internationally. God just directed us to Ethiopia and even though the wait is long and torturous, (smile) I know God has chosen him for us.
Hi Everybody- We are officially waiting for our son/brother from Ethiopia as of Oct. 14, 2008. Oh what a journey. I thought the paper work was torture but believe me....it is the waiting. When I was pregnant with both of my girls, I had a due date so I knew when to expect a bundle of joy even though I complain then too. With adopting .... God really teaches you patience. In Romans8:25 it says," But if we look forward to something we don't have yet, we must wait patiently and confidently." This scripture has really given me peace. I will try to keep this blog updated so that it will document our feelings and thoughts during our journey to bring baby boy home. Welcome Aboard....
I am a wife and a mother of three beautiful children and two dogs, all with unique personalities. I love being a mother. In the beginning, I suffered from Postpartum Depression. My hope is that my blog will encourage mothers or women who suffer from depression. You are not alone. There is HOPE. I want to share my journey and I invite you to walk with me. We will rise and shine.