Sunday, March 16, 2008

Palm Sunday

Well, today is the end of week 7 on the wait list to receive our referral, and so tomorrow begins week 8...

We are working on finishing our required adoption education. We are learning about everything from attachment and bonding issues, to Ethiopia specific information, to what to bring on the airplane for our new little one when we meet her for the first time! We will watch a DVD and take an on-line test this week to complete our Ethiopia specific training and will finish our last 'in-person' class on March 29 in Castle Rock. As part of our training there are some books we will be reading and doing book reports on (like the old days in school), listed below if you want to check them out. We're excited to expand our knowledge, another step in the journey to get ready for 'Baby K'.

"Kids Are Worth It! : Giving Your Child The Gift Of Inner Discipline" by Barbara Coloroso

"Raising Adopted Children, Revised Edition: Practical Reassuring Advice for Every Adoptive Parent" by Lois Ruskai Melina

"There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children" by Melissa Fay Greene

In other news, the process in updating our home study requirements will continue as Chad and I meet up at the police station this Wednesday to do our fingerprints, yet again, for our Colo Bureau of Investigation search to be re-done/renewed.

We're busy-ing ourselves with small house projects and have our eyes toward Easter. The amazing Passion Celebration today has left us bittersweet, with the knowledge that even though the story today ended darkly with Jesus being laid in the sealed tomb, we know SUNDAY'S A COMIN' and we'll be reminded once more, as we always are in worship, that Jesus is our risen, life-giving, Lord and Savior!

Praise Him from whom ALL of our blessings come!


1 comment:

m&r said...

Hi guys! Thanks for commenting on our blog. We also enjoy reading everyone's blogs and sharing the process with them. We look forward to following you guys on your journey!

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