March 26, 2008


I may or may not have mentioned it, but every other Friday I get an update on our kids. Rachel is an America World employee who moved (with her husband) to Ethiopia in January. She helps run the transition home, where both of our kids have been for just over a month. This Friday she sent photos of both kids and a little blurb on their well being.

I have to say...our daughter looks like she has some attitude. She's so adorable, wearing these Dora-turned-JLo glasses trying to be serious. Very glam. I'm looking at these pictures and I am praying, praying, praying that she and Ella are best friends. You can only learn so much from a few lines and a few photos, but she seems to have some personality (as if we are wanting for personality around here). I'm so anxious to finally meet them and it's only been a month since we got our referral. I can't believe how different our son looks from the referral picture. Babies change so quickly--I feel like we are missing so much. I know, it's only been a month.

Rachel also sent an email listing off some of the needs of the transition home. I would love to pack one suitcase full of these things. If you live around me, let me know if you are interested in helping out with donations. I guess, if you'd like to pack a few things and mail them to me, that would work, too!
Here is the list:
Multivitamins (Tri-vi-sol, Poly-vi-sol, Chewable multi-vitamin (2 years to 9 years), Adult multivitamin)
Tylenol (acetaminophen--Infants, Children’s,Suppository)
Syringes for giving medicines (5mL)
Bulb syringes
Baby nose saline spray
Desitin or other cream for diaper changes
Benadryl liquid/elixir
Permetherin for scabies
Lice kits
Hand sanitizer
Moisturizing lotion: (Eucerin or aquaphor or cetaphil)

1 comment:

Carpenters said...

I can totally understand the gushing. How wonderful that you are getting updates every week! I know just what you mean about wanting to be there. A month didn't feel like just a month when we were waiting to hold our little ones. In fact, I have to keep reminding myself that our little ones have been home only two months. They have changed so much in such a short amount of time. I can't wait to see pictures of your daughter with "attitude".

With Love,