Saturday, May 14, 2011

playing catch up

It hasn't been all that long since I posted, but so much has happened in one month!

1. We received our court date for our adoption of Selah!  We will be boarding a plane on May 24th (our 14th anniversary) and begin the journey to Ethiopia.  We will meet Selah for the first time on May 26th and have our court date on May 30th.  She will be 7 months old when we meet her.  Needless to say, we are EXTREMELY excited and slowly checking things off of our "to do" list.  Preparing for a trip to Africa involves many details.  Thankfully, we have one administrator in the family (Duane) and one willing follower :).  

2.  We closed on our home loan and have begun the building process in West Circle!  I will try to post occasional photos of the progress over the next few months.  We know that another transition brings many unknowns and our new neighborhood will not be without it's challenges, but after a longer than expected waiting period we are more than ready to see and experience what God has planned for us there.

3.  Our city was hit by a tornado that left a path of destruction you truly must see to believe.  It will take Tuscaloosa years to recover from the storm that came through on April 27th, and many families will never recover due to the people that they lost.  So many families lost EVERY material possession they owned.  Thankfully, our God can create beauty from ashes, and He is doing that here.  People are more aware than ever of the needs of their neighbors.  Christ's love is being shown to people who may have never experienced it before.

Stay tuned.  I will do my best to update often as we approach our trip, travel, and return!  Internet service may or may not be adequate for blogging in Ethiopia, but if it is I would love for all of our friends and family to be able to be a part of our journey either on this blog or our adoption blog,

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