Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Seven Months

We've been waiting for seven months! Time seems to be flying by! Well, at least it is for us right now anyway.

As far as our adoption process, not much has happened this past month. We have not done any more work on the Little One's room. I did sleep in there one night though...and it is a really pleasant room to wake up in! We haven't done much reading, just some articles and blogs on the internet.

We were pretty busy getting ready and participating in our friend's wedding. Jen is a great girl - honestly one of the nicest people you'll ever meet and Marty is a great guy too! The wedding was beautiful even though it poured rain all day! Imagine the puddles! Jen had a great attitude and kept doesn't matter if it rains...I'm getting married today...and it's "shower's of blessing"...the wedding was could it not be with six kids...that's right, I said six kids (under 8) in the bridal party! I wish them both a happy marriage (with lots of little ones!).

My sister-in-law (Eric's sister, Rachelle) came home! She is a nurse and took a one year sabbatical from work to join Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontiers - MSF). She went to Africa where she worked on three different projects, one in Ethiopia, Central African Republic and Burundi. We are so proud of her and the work that she has done. She is an amazing person with a huge heart! The projects that she was working on were all nutrition oriented, the people didn't have enough food and MSF was there to make sure that the children were not dying of starvation. It is really difficult to hear her talk about the malnurished children.When she showed us her photos, I was reminded again that we have enough, even too much...and we sometimes take our food, clean water, home and health for granted. I'm glad that she is home safe and sound...because the areas that she was working in were not the safest.

My mom decided to get her driver's licence...she took the test to get her learner's permit and passed with 99%! Way to go mom! I am so proud of you...soon you'll be driving all over town and you'll wonder what took you so long!

So that is our little update for this month...looking forward to holding our Little One in our arms soon!


Amber said...

Congratulations on your seventh month anniversary! You're one step hang in there :0)
Your sister-in-law Rachelle sounds like a wonderful person! I've always dreamed of travelling and doing some humanitarian work, or even just teaching English...making a real diffence! I've been too chicken to really do it. Maybe the Philippines will change me.
A special congrats to your mom too, for getting her driver's licence with almost a perfect score :0) I hope you guys celebrated that!

Allison Family said...

You're closer each day! The time will fly by and your referral will come when you least expect it! For now, enjoy the calmness of life before children! :)

Tam-A-Roo said...

Thanks for your encouragement!

Renee and Brian said...

Seven months down and hopefully not too many more to go. It must feel good to have over half a year in. I would love to have seen a wedding party with six children. It must have been like a little zoo.

Tam-A-Roo said...

Thanks Renee for your well wishes! HA HA HA! a running wild...pushing and pulling and trying to get a group was crazy...but the bride was happy and that's what counts!