Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Week 9

Where is the time going? My referral wait is 9 weeks today, and I can't even wrap my mind around how quickly this time is flying. So much to do, so little time!

* So many Gladney referrals! What a week! The E. Family, the G. Family, Ashley, Angie, and the Winters! Plus, Jennifer and Jody went on wait list! Woot!
* On Monday I was blessed with 5 large rubbermaid bins of donations for Ethiopia! The family that donated the clothes insisted that I use anything that I can for the new baby, and donate the rest. So that is a double blessing- a new (free) wardrobe for my baby, and tons of stuff for the orphanage!

* Finally got word about the bunk beds. They will be delivered on April 2. Guess I need to get the girls' room a bit more ready:)

* The loan from A Child Waits Foundation has given helped me stop worrying about the adoption finances, and start getting excited about planning my travel!
* Abigail continues to look forward to her sister joining her. This week she gave my mom a list of things she can no longer do when she is a big sister because those are "baby things." The kid cracks me up!


Jennifer and Jody said...

She is going to be such a good big sister!!!
Thanks for the shout out!

Holly said...

Grace, How will you get 5 totes to Ethiopia? I have only accepted ONE tote filled with clothes and shoes because I didn't think my husband and I could carry more. We hope to also take a suitcase of fun things for the children as well. Please share!!
Holly in NC

VALARIE - Single, Ethiopian-bound, mother-to-be of two bright-eyed Ethio children. said...

The time is passing by. Nine weeks already... Our time is coming!