Thursday, December 31, 2009

Questions and Answers

Happy New Years to All! I recently reread Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, and I was struck by this sentence, "There are years that ask questions and years that answer." This seemed particularly appropriate to our lives this year. Among the many questions that we asked in 2009 and anticipate answers for in 2010 are:

"Who will our new son be?"

"When will he join our family?"

"What will our first trip out of the country be like? And where all will we go?"

"How will our family of 3 transition to being a family of 4?"

"Where we will live after Chris gets his promotion?"

"When will we get to meet our new niece? And what will this little girl among 3 boys be like?"

"How will Brooks handle kindergarten?"

It will surely be a year of answers! On the adoption front, we may have some answers very soon! I received a wonderful email from our Power of Attorney in Rwanda telling us that the nuns have indeed chosen the son for our family and will be delivering the file to the Ministry this coming week. This means that the Minister will need to review the match and sign her approval and then Veronique, who handles the adoption matters for the country, will need to scan all the documents & A PHOTO and email them to us. Then we will see his face for the first time! Stay tuned for that news . . .

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Very Busy December

Bored? Not around our house! Here is just some of what has kept us busy around Tulsa this month . . .

I added some of my favorite Christmas songs to the playlist for this month--though not always my favorite versions (except, of course, those by Josh Groban). I will say not a single version of Sweet Little Jesus Boy could hold a candle to Brother Jerry Cronan's version from my childhood, so I just left it off completely. Enjoy!!