Sunday, August 23, 2009

Amharic Language Book

Well, I just spent 10 minutes on youtube listening to an Ethiopian lady TRY to teach me a few phrases in Amharic... and all I learned is that "Thank You" has about 17 syllables and that I need much more help that that sweet lady has to offer!!! :-) Wowza. So... all of my fellow Ethiopian adoptive fams... tell me what I need to buy, try, read, watch, listen to... I know I need help! Point me in the right direction! I want to learn! I would love book recommendations and as well as some sort of audio to make sure that I am pronouncing things correctly. So... recommend away!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

One Month Down

First month on the wait list officially over!

A HUGE thank you to all who helped me get through the "funk". Honestly, all the comments and messages made a real difference for me and helped put things into perspective. THANK YOU SO MUCH, INTERNET COMMUNITY!!!

I started my new job last week! I am working part time at Glenpool Elementary this school year- my official title is "Curriculum Coach." Don't I sound important? ha ha. I know I am really going to enjoy it. Not only is it a blessing from God for our adoption fund, it is also a blessing from God for ME to keep my mind of the waiting and to feel like I am helping kids and teachers- exactly what I love to do!

Jack and Ben start 3rd grade and Kindergarten next week! First day of school pix coming soon!!!

I wonder about our "new" kids... where they are, what they are doing right now... I wonder if they are with their mommy. I hope so. I hope she is lavishing them with her love. I don't know what the circumstances will be that will bring these kids into our lives, but I know that the story will be rooted in this mommy's sadness. I pray for her and hope she is soaking up her kids' smiles and hugs and kisses and staring deep into their eyes and letting them know she loves them so much.

Selam! G'day! Hello!