We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Minute Inside My Mind

Please read at a somewhat fast pace to get a real "feel" for what it's like inside my head today....here goes...:)

48 hours till we leave.Not enough time!Where is my list?Did I call the day care back?Will they lose Caleb?Do I have batteries for the cameras?Why does my arm hurt?Oh yeah, I got a shot today, duh.Clothes washed.Caleb needs new underwear.Where's my list?I wish I could lose 3 more pounds before we leave.Do I REALLY need malaria meds?No, let's skip those.Donations.I wanted to take donations.Maybe next trip.Why are my kids' feet always black?I wonder if the cat will die while we're gone since he licked the Frontline spot on his back?Great!My house is going to smell like dead cat when we get home!WHY are we in the LAST ROW of the plane on the flight to Frankfurt?And SEPARATED!That has to change.I'll puke for sure.Jesus help me!Hate United!Planes flown by intoxicated 12 year-olds!Why are the seats SO CLOSE TOGETHER?Makes me claustrophobic!Who am I going to sleep on?Or squeeze, as we hit the "turbulence" that the pilot CANNOT explain for some reason?Or talk to about the suspicious guy next to me who has NO luggage other than a small shopping bag that says "Yemen"?Terrorist for sure.Do we have a flashlight?Why are we taking duct tape?Awww, she's SO cute!Focus, Renae!Why didn't I get a haircut?Oh yeah, it's the rainy season in Ethiopia.What's the point.Noah needs a haircut.Too bad.No time for that.School starts in 3 weeks.Still need school supplies.They'll have to wait.48 hours to hug and kiss and stare endlessly at my sweet kiddos.HATE leaving them!HORRIBLE!I think I'm sick.Do I really have to show up at court?Look at those chubby TOES!MUST.KISS.THEM.Yep, I have to go.Where's Ben?Why isn't he home yet?Oh yeah, the dogs are getting shots too.Can we board the cat too?Then he can die there and won't stink my house up.I hope he doesn't die.He's sooo cute.I love him.I need a nap.And an Excedrin.And a diet coke.And CHOCOLATE.How will make it in Africa without chocolate?Where's my LIST?Oh, found it.TOO MUCH TOO REMEMBER!..................................................................

But, in spite of the chaos in my brain(and house), we are EXCITED to meet our newest daughter.  Now if only I could get there another way other than flying!!;)

And if you feel so led, please pray about our seating situation.  I DO get airsick(I'll be taking meds), and the back is the WORST place for me.  I'll be calling United tomorrow:).