Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Just Rambling Thoughts

Shawn and Megan, thank you for the suggestion of using worldtimesaver clocks. They are not as cool as the other clocks, but they show up on the blog!

Jessica, I'm sorry I cannot make this Saturday's gathering. We are attending a wedding. I hope to get to one of the events as soon as my life slows down a little.

Am I the only one that seems to have a huge list of things to do each day and still not get anywhere?

I haven't picked an agency yet. I hate doing due diligence. I wish there weren't so many choices. Right now I am considering Frank Adoption Center in NC and Holt International. I love what I know about Holt. It seems their first focus is finding families for children. Their second focus is finding children for families. It sounds like the same thing, but it isn't. It is prioritizing who is most important, the child or the family. But with Holt we have to be open to a child of either sex and older then we would initially want. We were to the point of making huge compromises in Ukraine and it still didn't work out, and we have to think about whether to make compromises now. We would love any child we brought home, but we aren't asking for an infant so it seems we should be ahead of the wait. What do I know at this point anyway?

My friends the Paulsens are home from Ukraine with their daughter. They are so happy and I am so happy for them. Hopefully I will meet Jocelyn soon. My friend Michelle and her husband will be home soon with their daughter. She had a fairy tale adoption in Ukraine. Thankfully this still happens. What a nightmare for the kids if it didn't.

The weather here is awesome! I've been working in the yard as much as possible before the scorching days of spring summer arrive. A wonderful friend got our water pump and primitive sprinkler system working while we were in Ukraine and I am almost at the point of flipping a switch and having the whole yard watered. It sure beats standing outside with the mosquitoes hand watering everything. We have no grass but we have the beginnings of a Key West style tropical garden.

Right now it is 44 degrees F in bishkek, KGZ. That isn't bad. Oh, I just know we will end up traveling again in winter. It sure would be nice to get a break from the summer heat and travel to a cooler country in the summer. I know it gets to be around 90 degrees F in Kyrgyzstand, but that is cool enough for us!



Drew Michelle and Luke Paras said...

I am so glad you have an initial plan and have chosen a country. I have heard wonderful things about Holt and know they have been in business for a long time!

Keep me posted!

Shirley and Steve said...

Shirley and I wish you the best. I don't know if you remember but in Kiev we were all at the SDA together during your third/our first appointment. A few days later we were sorry to read the results of your referral. We are also now on our 3rd appointment. We're disgusted and tired of being jerked around; ready to just go home but will stick it out for now. We're hopeful that our 3rd appt will succeed but know better than to hold our breath. Best wishes on your Krz journey. We'll be following along.


Jessica said...

Too funny, I just emailed you and then checked your blog. Hopefully I will see you soon! As for the other thing I mentioned in that email, shoot me an email with your phone number and I'll give you a call about that. =)

God bless,