31 January 2007
In addition to this news, we also got updated sizes. Garty has put on a ton of weight and is up to 18 lbs! He may fit into some of his 6-9 month clothes when he comes home, but he's already wearing some 12 month things. He must have heard about his cousin Ava (who is less than 2 weeks younger), and he's making an effort to outweigh her.
30 January 2007
29 January 2007
Last night we went to Barnes and Noble (to escape the cold house since we ran out of oil mid day!) and read up on travel info for our overnight in Belgium. It gave us something extra to look forward to-- especially Becky who long ago left a part of her French- and Spanish-speaking heart in Europe. Peter is also excited, but it's mostly about large quantities of waffles and chocolate.
The Waiting Child by Debbie Bodie
I saw you meet your child today.
You kissed your baby joyfully.
And as you walked away with her,
I played pretend you'd chosen me.
I'm happy for the baby, yet
inside I'm aching miserably.
I want to plead as you go by,
"Does no one want a child of three?"
I saw you meet your child today
in love with her before you met.
And as I watched you take her out,
I knew it wasn't my turn yet.
I recognize you from last year!
I knew I'd seen your face before!
But you came for a second babe.
Does no one want a child of four?
I saw you meet your child today,
but this time there was something new.
A nurse came in and took MY hand,
and then she gave my hand to you.
Can this be true? I'm almost six!
And there are infants here, you see?
But then you kissed me and I knew
the child you picked this time was me.
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Then last evening, we sat on our couch together and watched a heartbreaking video of kids living on the streets of Africa. If you can handle it, scroll through the videos until you find the one called "Toddlers." We went to bed feeling burdened by the immense need that we can barely fathom. Our kids will escape the terrible fate of so many of their peers, but there are so many left behind. Please pray with us that God would be a father to the many who suffer daily for lack of basic necesities and that our nation would use our great wealth and privilege to make a difference for those who have no hope.