Happy Memorial Day! This is a special day to remember all of our loved ones who have gone before us, but especially to show our gratitude for those who have done so defending our country. Thank you! Words can not adequately express our thankfulness.
Yesterday marked our 4th month of waiting for baby Caleb. I want to say that we are well over halfway through waiting for our referral, but at this time, we are not sure of the current time frame. Hopefully it will not increase from the 5-7 month time frame we were given. As soon as we know, I will be sure to post it. At any rate, it is exciting to have been waiting for four months. The best is yet to come!
In other news, I am taking two graduate courses this summer. A good idea, I thought a few months ago, as we were sure that Caleb would be here this fall, and taking two courses would not be feasible. Well, I still think it is a good idea to get them over with, but to say that I have been busy with the required work would be an understatement! One really exciting aspect is that one of the courses is all about diversity and understanding not only other cultures, but also understanding your own reaction to other cultures (self awareness). What a perfect class for a soon to be mom of a precious child of another race. I am already being challenged by the material. I hope to share some of what I am learning in the coming posts (which may be far and few between until at least one course is complete :)
I also hope to share any updated news on the adoption front soon as well. Just keep praying! A few more families have secured court and travel dates, which is great news. However, many more are still waiting. And we are all still waiting to hear a report from our program director about what all went on while she was in Ethiopia.