Feb 8, 2009


Last week I'd planned to talk (write) about Ethiopia. I think I mentioned at some point that I wanted to adopt and I've always known I'd adopt at some point. I don't necessarily have a country in mind although I've always assumed either Guatemala (because I have a random fascination with Guatemala, always have...) or somewhere in Africa. I'd prefer, of course, to adopt from Uganda, but to do that you have to foster the child for three years in the country and let's face it, the likelihood of that happening is slim.

Anyway, I came across Joy's blog via another blog (adoption of course :)) and saw a really cute bag she made. It was adorable so I emailed to ask her about making one for me (my sewing skills are soooo not quite there!). I got it last week and LOVE it (thanks Joy!)! I can't wait to start using it! I can't decide if I will use it for my knitting or as my "car" bag for travel trips. I suppose I could use it for either and all but then I couldn't justify another at some point. See how I roll? ;)

Here's my cute tote:

And here's my cute pup after our tiring day playing outside in the beautiful weather:
(By the way, you can't smell her but she smells divine! She's just had a bath and is obviously ready for bed!)

Oh! I almost forgot! Ethiopia! Later this month I will be matched with a child from Ethiopia through Hope Chest. Tom Davis, who wrote Red Letters: Living a Faith that Bleeds, has just returned from Ethiopia with information about children from a couple of orphanages. These children are not eligible for adoption and thus will always live in a home. I'll post more later. I'm not sure how much information I will be able to share but I will post when I learn more. It's very exciting!

On another note while I'm thinking about it -- Irene left for Rwanda yesterday. She's going to be getting in touch with Sister Pat and I'll know more about what transpired with the medical situation. I'm waiting to hear from Dr. Gleason to see if Hope Aid can be of any help too. Not too much of an update but hopefully we'll know more soon. I imagine Irene will email me when she's spoken to Sister. They'll be in Rwanda for a month so it could be a few weeks before I find out what's going on.

I'm looking forward to a warm week with temps in the 60s! Can't wait!


Kristi J said...

I"m so praying you are right and the referral comes this week...Have you ever read Katie's blog in Uganda?? Kisses From Katie? She is an amazing 20 yr. old in Uganda making a huge difference....We sponsor a child in Uganda and one in Ethiopia...Their pics are precious...Love the new bag, kj

Debbie said...

That is very exciting news about the child. And a cute bag to boot!

Kimberly said...

I am so glad that Ann had her VGNO again because I lost the link to your blog and have been sad every since! :( I have to add it to my blog roll so I can keep up with you.

You are an amazing person and I can't think of a better soul to be a mother! Good luck with the process.

The bag is fabulous! I am sure you will get loads of compliments!

Cheers, Kimberly

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
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