Saturday, January 31, 2009

he shoots. HE SCORES!

It's that time of the year. Basketball Season.

Typically, basketball is my least favorite sport to watch because I can't stand that squeaky noise their shoes make on the court.  And that whistle, it is just so loud.
But, I will put all that aside for the next couple of months to watch my little man play.

Alex played two games last week and one today. He played so good. The coach awarded him offensive MVP last week because he scored so many points.

Way to go Alex.  I am so proud of you!

Alex's Basketball Game

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


There it was, right in top.
When I opened the mailbox today, it was sitting right on top.

Our CIS approval letter came in the mail today!
It was the last document we need to complete our dossier.

Today was a good day.  A very good day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


...that Alex has never lived in a home longer than two and a half years.

Keith and I have been married for over twelve years. And in that over twelve years, we have lived in five different states and in eight different homes.

I really thought this would be the year we could break our record, our not living in a home longer than two and a half years record, but it isn't.

Not this year.

We're moving.
{not far. not churches. not cities. not states.}
Just moving.

Unfortunately, we are the next victims of this crazy economy.  Our landlord is not going to be able to keep our home, his house, any longer.  He's selling, so we're moving.

Sometimes, I feel like an Israelite.  Remember in Joshua (chapter 1) where they were told to get their supplies ready because in three days they would cross the Jordan to go in and take possession of the land the LORD their God was giving them?

Well, we are getting our supplies ready because in three days we are crossing the Jordan, er, I mean, the backyard, to take possession of the home the Lord our God is giving us.
To rent.  Right behind ours.

God is so faithful to provide our every need.
"Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.  Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others."   {1 Timothy 6:17-18}
Although Alex may not be in this house for more than two years, he will be in the same neighborhood. With the same friends. I'll take it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

"For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end - it will not lie.  If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay."  -Habakkuk 2:3

We are waiting on our I-171H (immigration approval letter).

Still waiting.

Trying our hardest to be patient.

Yes, I know.  This is just the beginning of months and months of waiting.  But I am ready for the next waiting.

See the thing is, this waiting completes our dossier.
The next waiting introduces us to the treasure that God created and purposed to be part of our family.  Our son.  Alex's brother.

I know God's timing is perfect.  That doesn't mean that waiting on His perfect timing is easy.

So we're praying.  Praying that we get our letter soon.  So our dossier will be complete.  So it can be sent to Ethiopia.  Which is where our hearts are.