Yesterday was low-key. It’s been hot, we’ve been cranky, and soooo looking forward to the weekend so we decided to stay home and do a whole lot of nothin’. Chris has been sad because the GREAT birthday present he got me got stolen out of the mailbox so it never made it here. Some very thoughtful person is now enjoying my iPod. Thanks! Have fun with it. He did give me the car connector for it, but I don’t know that it’ll do me much good now. He just wanted me to have something to unwrap and it got some giggles out of me.
We watched a few episodes of 24, then I spent the afternoon looking for books online. It sounds lame, but I enjoyed myself. I’m realizing that we’ve got about 6 months to get ready for this whole baby thing, and I don’t really know where to start. Basically all we can do until August/September is plan and start working on paperwork. When we’re home in Canada my Mom and I have plans to do some *window* shopping to get ideas and make lists so she can get a bunch of stuff and bring it in November when they come.
I’d like to get some good books while we’re home, or order them ahead of time. I would love recommendations of books that you’ve found useful/informative about adoption, baby books, etc.
Our friend Yveto stopped by yesterday afternoon and ended up staying for dinner which was a nice treat. I met him during my second trip here in 2005 and loved him then. He’s been living in the DR and working with YWAM (Youth With a Mission) for almost the last two years. Unfortunately most of the visits home for him in the last year or so have been for family funerals. It was nice to know that he was here just to visit this time. We spent several hours talking about so many things. It’s interesting to hear his thoughts on life now as a young Christian Haitian male that’s had an opportunity to live outside of his country and have some other life experiences. He has a heart to see his country changed and I believe that God is going to use him in the big picture.
Today we’re heading into Port for the night so we can meet with John & Beth McHoul first thing in the morning. I’m feeling excited. It’s hard to believe that we’re starting the adoption stuff. Tomorrow will just be a time to talk and find out what we need to start working on, but it’s the starting place. I’ve found myself thinking about baby stuff constantly these days, but I guess that’s normal when you have an “arrival” date in mind. I keep thinking about all of the stuff we need to get done around here between now and then, with a month’s holiday and classes and visitors in there…sigh. I know, one day at a time ;) But it’s all so EXCITING!!!!