Life just feels really good today.
It's less than 2 weeks until we leave for Ethiopia. God has provided for every need. He is even providing more than expected. Remember when I posted about this exciting news? Well I decided to ask people if they would be willing to help fund some of the flour or even funds for a house in this village. Well, guess what?! They are stepping forward. I even went to my work place, asked my boss, then sent an email out asking if they would be willing to donate. Today, the day after asking, I have 240.00!! That's huge considering I just asked yesterday. Even one of my VP's came to me with 100 of those dollars! I work in a big corporation... so that's kinda huge! :o) YAY GOD!
I found out today that it's being worked out that I may be able to meet E's birth family while in ET as well. We were in and out of ET so quickly with him that we weren't able to make it happen while we were there to pick him up. I can't tell you how happy it makes me!!! And a little apprehensive... not sure what to expect. Can't share more, but it has potential to be really hard. I am trusting God with it.
We have been having a huge out pouring of support in the way of supplies as well. Oh man the luggage will be poppin'!
N started Soccer practice on Monday and has his first game on Saturday. It's the perfect sport for him. :o) He's also learning to ride a 2 wheeler! SO wish I had a video camera. He is having a hard time keeping his feet going without wiggling his butt, and looking at all the shiny things he passes as he rides by. At least he gets up and brushes himself off every time he falls. He's also kind of evened out at school. We have good days and bad days... they are what they are. :o)
E has started speech class twice a week through the school system and he's doing great. He was also tested for allergies on Monday. He's allergic to a bunch... poor little guy. We have a plan of action though and he's such a trooper. He just goes along with it.
S started driving school on Monday. If you live in the area, watch out for them. :o) She's actually a great driver so I don't really have any worries. Other than the other kids in her car that she keeps telling me about. yikes!
And today is my BFF's birthday. :o)
And another dear friend mentioned coming to visit on my birthday. Even if it doesn't come to fruition it would be so grand to even consider. :o)
Hey I know! Let's have an East Coast meeting of Blog Friends for my 40th! What a grand time that would be. Come on out to the beach ya'll! We will make room. :o)
So much good in my day... God is showing me His Glory in the little things. Praise His name!