adoption, faith, kingdom living, parenting

It is Finished!!! (Well, almost…)

We finally have a visa appointment!!  I’ll be traveling to Haiti on Monday and going to the Embassy on Tuesday morning for the appointment.  As soon as the visa is printed, we’re going to IBESR for the exit letter.  Please pray that all goes smoothly!

Our current plan is to fly to Miami on Friday, March 1 and stay overnight to get a little space, then fly to St. Louis on Saturday morning. It looks like we might make that 2 year-to-the day mark after all!!

Once we’re home, we’re going into a cocooning stage to give the boys time to acclimate to a  new family and an entirely new way of life and some space to grieve as they leave their old life behind. We’ll also be busy with a multitude of appointments as we begin baseline health evaluations for them.  We’re not sure how long this will take, but we’re planning on at least three weeks.  So, you’ll see either Brian and I and the older boys around, but probably not the whole family for a while.  In the meantime, I’ll be updating the blog with how things are going.

We would love to have you welcome us home at the airport.  We’re flying American home and our flight arrives at 11:30 am.  Check my facebook account for updates throughout the week!

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Who will you be in five years?

Last night in Financial Peace University, Dave Ramsey quoted Charlie “Tremendous” Jones as saying, “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” Since he said that a number of years ago, before the advent of twitter, blogs, RSS feeds and TED talks, I would extrapolate the word “books” to include them.

So, that led me today to muse about the kind of person I will be in five years if I continue to read the books, blogs, and tweets I’m reading.

Books on my bedside table that I’m in the middle of reading:

One Year Bible (NLT)
Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Haiti: A Troubled History. From Pearl of the Carribean to Broken Nation by Phillipe Gerard
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor or Yourself by Steve Corbett

Blogs I subscribe to:

Withoutwax.tv by Pete Wilson
Jennicatron.tv by Jenni Catron – Leading in Shades of Gray
Sethsblog.typepad.com by Seth Godin
Ragamuffinsoul.com by Carlos Whittaker
Cultivateher.com by various posters
48days.com by Dan Miller
Daveramsey.com by Dave Ramsey

Who do you intend to be in five years? What books will you intentionally choose to read?