Wednesday, February 27, 2008

23 Weeks

We have no new news of our own...but lots of updates for other friends....

Our family has finally recovered from a yucky battle with the Flu. We are soooo very thankful for Tamiflu and the way it really helped the kids have very a mild case. I was not so blessed, got to the doc too late for the miraculous Tamiflu med....so I checked out of this world for 7 days. As I return to reality and computer blog world...I am thrilled to hear of fellow buddies and all the recent referrals. Congrats to the Thorne's, Roberts, and Farmboy and Buttercup.





Wishing I had my camera, we also recently had the awesome opportunity to have dinner with fellow DFW adoptive fams. We have the best, the best community of friends here in DFW. I got to hold the Frey's sweet Nathan....oh he is too cute! And we look forward to meeting the Lydick's beautiful new girl soon too. Check out their new families!!!





And as we welcome fellow bloggers and new friends back with their children, my favorite part is always to see the pictures. I love seeing how God has built their families and developed in each of them a love of Ethiopia. The pictures do a wonderful job telling each story of love. Below is I think my favorite picture so far (Amanda-is it OK that I post it here?) I love its simplicity and order. I love the closeness and innocence of these precious children. I love their uniforms...I think it is nap time at an orphanage Kindergarten age class. And I love to think of the love our Father has for each of these precious, precious lives. Thank you Jesus!

12 comments:

graceling said...

I thought today would be the day...Maybe tomorrow!

-Samantha- said...

That picture is just so lovely

emily said...

So glad you are well again- it is a nasty bug isn't it? I was happy to see a sib referral- you guys have to be so close!! I can't wait to rejoice with one another over referrals!

Kimberly Baggett said...

natalie...
glad you have bounced back and are well! hopefully, you will hear something this week! we are getting so close! praying for you!

the albertsons said...

Oh man, I'm so sorry you were sick. Yuck. I know that your referral is coming soon... I just know it.
praying...
becca

Michael said...

Been thinking about you guys....so sorry we missed the get-together--we changed our email and couldn't get into our yahoo groups. anyway....continuing to pray for the fournets and *all four* of their children!!

Michael said...

sorry--that was jana!!

Ted and Lori said...

that picture is amazing! I wonder if they are actually all asleep!

Scott & Emily Lydick said...

praying for some quick new for you.

crazy thorne's said...

I am checking your post daily (o.k. several times a day) and I am cheering for you! I pray that you get the call VERY soon! Hang in there! Blessings

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

What a sweet picture of those napping kids, can't you just envision lots of giggling and whispering?

I keep checking your blog. Can't wait to celebrate with you.

Angie said...

You guys are troopers!!!!! I can't wait to hear about your kids. I'm sure you share in this feeling. Hopefully this week. We'll be watching. :)