why, yes, i do have a blog...

...just nothing to write on it. You are all so faithful to ask what's happening with our adoption, and we sincerely wish we had something to report other than 'still waiting.' But the truth is that most of the adoption process is decidedly unexciting, comprised mostly of doing paperwork and then waiting for other people to file or otherwise process said paperwork. We are actually hoping to get some actual news this week on where things stand and how soon we might be able to file for a court date, and we'll post it here when we find out!

In the meantime, life goes on, and we are as busy as ever, trying hard to enjoy life as it is right now. Always in the background, though, are thoughts of Uganda and 2 of its beautiful babies, as well as packing lists and logistical schemes for running a household with so many little people! We desire to wait well for however long the Lord sees fit to have us wait, and He has been so faithful to bring encouragement and grace for the waiting. We also desire to spend time preparing for the 'messy middle' that we anticipate after arriving home with our new additions. Right now that involves lots of reading - books about parenting and attachment and trauma, blogs by people who have walked this journey ahead of us. If you'd like to get an idea of what we're preparing for, as well as ways to pray and care for us long after the exciting homecoming, I'd encourage you to read this blog post about a family whose kids are newly home from Ethiopia. While their kids are older, and we don't anticipate our children being in quite the same emotional place, we do want to be prepared for the worst, even as we hope for the best.