After two nine hour flights with a short stop in London’s heathrow we arrived after midnight in Uganda. We were greeted by the guest house, they tossed our load on top of the van and whisked us through the night on empty roads. There are people out and about everywhere at all hours. We saw … Continue reading We are in Uganda
Neither, we weren’t randomly chosen for the screen. I don’t mind sharing though that we would choose the pat down and the boys agreed it would be a good opportunity for a fart. And, so our adoption journey begins with a missed opportunity to pass gas. We zipped right through our check in and security depositing … Continue reading Pat down or X-ray
I am for once at a loss for words! There are so many swirling activities and emotions going on in and around me that I’m stupefied. I have actually tried to write a third sentence now eight different ways. Where to begin? What to focus in on? Well…I’m good with feelings, i’ll describe those. When … Continue reading My water broke!
On Thanksgiving Day, our Kira in an orphanage in Uganda, turned nine months old. I kept myself distracted from the sadness from being separated from her by keeping busy in my kitchen and entertaining friends. This is what I wrote this morning in the wee morning hours before anyone else was aroused… “God it is Friday. … Continue reading We have a court date!!!
If a book promises to educate me about the delicate nuances of a foreign culture and help me believe I can understand the group think of a people then I will read it. If I loved it, I’ll push it upon everyone whom I share a book lover’s comradeship. Understanding different cultures is one of my … Continue reading America’s most competitive sport: Shopping
For cooks everywhere across America this is a day of labor in the kitchen. I personally am overjoyed to be in the kitchen today infusing the house with great smells and tasty treats. I flag a boy when I can find one to do a round of dishes.I know where they hide. Really it’s like floating … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2010
The bad news is that we don’t have any word yet on our court date for our adoption. The good news is we will be together at home for Thanksgiving. I’ll give thanks for that. In fact, this morning I formed an extended list of items I’m utterly grateful for and it’s not surprising that … Continue reading Donny’s Home!
Have you seen the movie ‘Pay it Forward’? I am not sure I can recommend it because it produced a crying episode for both Craig and I that kept us up all night after watching it. I thought paying it forward was an inspiring concept and this suckered us into watching it, I had no idea it was going … Continue reading Forgive it Forward
I got an introduction to my education of the world of girls at the retreat this weekend with the teens from our church. I couldn’t hide my gaping mouth and wagging chin at the disparity between their characteristics as compared to my comfortable understanding of the boy world. For endless years of parenting I have … Continue reading Tote Presh
While I endure this precarious condition of limbo in my life with our adoption, I rejected the impulse to hide out at home until we got the call for our court date, and instead I signed up to chaperone/photograph the fall retreat with teenagers! Let’s understand something, this is the first time I’ve ever done … Continue reading Retreat