Approximately 143 million orphans in the world. We can't provide a family for all of them, but we can for one, and one life changed makes a significant difference.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Burger or Baby?

While enjoying dinner at a Southern-style home-cooking buffet several months ago, we were chatting with a couple who was also in the process of adopting from Ethiopia and Michael noted that he was making another trip to the buffet not for hunger but for taste. The wife commented that the Ethiopian courts look at body mass index of prospective adoptive parents, so one must ask self "burger or baby?" We have come to use that term frequently and with many variations of "_____ or baby?" Most recently, "camper or baby?"

We are SO excited to be moving forward again with the help of New Beginnings, but I know the reality is that it could still be a long, bumpy road before we are DTE (Dossier To Ethiopia - officially begins our sit-back-and-(pray and raise money and-)wait stage). So, once again I am fighting anxiety in my life and trying to be patient and not read too many detailed stories about the orphaned children, but focus on doing what we can to bring our son home as soon as possible. Talk about emotionally challenging! Anyway, back to the my dream scenario where everything goes smoothly and quickly, I want to be financially ready to send our dossier over as soon as it is ready to go, so, we're hoping to sell our beloved RV to get the funds for that. Don't worry, friends who know how much we cherish our four weekends off each year in the RV, our camping days are not over. :) Sooooooo, if you or anyone you know might be interested in a GREAT camper, check out our ad here!!

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