If you are one of "in the know" crowd who have seen the A&E version of Pride & Prejudice, then imagine Lady Catherine de Bourgh (sp?) saying the title of this post...if you haven't seen that version and have seen the recent version with Keira Knightly, then go find the A&E version right now. The recent one left us out of breath and feeling claustrophobic. And Keira Knightly really needs to go back to acting school and learn how to deliver lines so people can understand her. Like I know so much about acting ;)
Anyway, that is completely beside the point. I am actually supposed to be sharing the exciting news that IF Baby Reno's case is approved on February 2nd (be praying!) then we will travel to Addis Ababa on February 21st. Crazy! Yes, crazy! We are traveling half way around the world to a country we have never been to pick up our son (our son!!) whom we have never met. Does it get any crazier than that? Well, maybe, but not for the Renos (thus far anyway). Chris and I were just saying tonight how we really have no idea how to prepare ourselves for this life-changing trip or the huge life change of having a child. Except to pray, because we know God is faithful to provide.
The baby's room is finally starting to resemble a bedroom and not just a workout/ storage/sewing room. We still have a very long way to go. I am trying to sort through all of our things (not just baby things) and get rid of everything that is not absolutely necessary to our health and happiness. Quite a task.
Our wonderful and so kind friends and family threw us 2 showers. The lovely ladies at our church even made Ethiopian food for our church shower. So, so thoughtful. We were blessed beyond belief with many fun and necessary baby things. Thank you everyone!
One family from our agency has a court date right about now...we are praying for you Whitakers!