Kidd Ethiopia Adoption

Click HERE to watch us getting Endale at the orphanage

Click HERE to watch us getting Gabrielle at the orphanage

Sunday, March 2, 2008

A fresh new week!

With each new week brings a refreshed spirit and the hope, yet again, that the call may actually come. I had a very emotional weekend (just when I thought I had it all under control); however God must have seen that I needed a little more of something. I avoided people at church this morning knowing, for the first time through this whole process, that I would not be able to answer their questions and would need to politely tell them I could not talk about the adoption. The service was just what I needed and felt great afterwards until a friend approached, who is also adopting from Ethiopia, and asked how I was doing. She noticed I didn't look like myself. I burst into tears and felt like they would never end. Also was doing the solo thing this weekend as hubby was away, so there I stood an emotional mess. What better place to do this than in church I suppose. Anyway, my friend was so sweet and I pulled myself together. DARN, I get so upset with myself when emotion flies out like that when I didn't even know it was coming. Oh well, thus the journey continues. Tomorrow will bring a renewed sense of hope that the call will come this week and I will get to see the little face, the little person who has engulfed my heart with her spirit!

Also, many dear friends of mine are IN ETHIOPIA as we speak, or as I type/you read. M. Harpold and E. Treat have become family to me and I am praying for their wonderful gotcha days and first meetings with their angels. I will also be meeting them at the airport next weekend, so look for pictures of them and their new babes! Praying for their health, safety and that God shines on them during their time with their children there. You can follow their journies too as they are both blogging while there. They are listed in my Blogroll. Also, check out the Wegners, McIIrath's and Treadwell's as they are there too.


The Andersons said...

I will be praying for you this week. Remember - the Lord knows exactly when that phone call is coming and when you'll meet your baby!

PS - I love my shirt - thanks!

Zack & Rebecca Caldwell said...

ohh- I wish I could give you a hug! Praying for you and your family! Look forward to seeing the wonderful pics of our dear YG families!

Rob & Candy said...

I really hope you hear something soon!

kristin said...

I know what you mean by wanting each week to be a fresh start! that is a great way to look at it. Sending you hugs and happy thoughts!

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

Hey girl!
Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and praying for you! Maybe we'll have reason to celebrate on Thursday! Hang in there!

Jill Coen said...

Andrea, so, we won't be traveling through Dulles when we pick up Silas, but we will when we move back to the States! And we have a layover!! Will you postponed meET and greET us then? I'll let you know more specifics. :) We do not want to miss out on the meET and greET!!!
love, jill

Team Dragovich said...

I loved your post-- so real and I can so relate!! I think of you lots and pray for that referral to come SOON!! Take care of yourself-- extra pampering... I RARELY do this, and then when I do, I wonder why I don't do it more often :)
Hugs, Shari