Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ethiopia on the brain

Caleb is such a thinker. He's been trying to wrap his brain around this adoption stuff. We checked out books from the library about Ethiopia and he's been reading them for weeks. The other day Michael was reading one of them and somehow a conversation ensued about how some Ethiopians live in Michigan....Fastforward to days later, Caleb says to me "Mommy, guess what? We don't have to wait to get our baby, because there are Ethiopia people in Michigan." The picture he drew above says "Ethiopia is ahead of Michigan." Translation of thought--we are close enough to go to Ethiopia now.

Another funny thing... Michael has a wad of cash from his soccer kids (they owed him $ for socks). Caleb saw him pull a $20 out of the envelop and said "Daddy, you can't use that we need it for our adoption." I hope we aren't turning him into a crazy person:)

I constantly watch the wheels turning as he wrestles with understanding this process, I'm not too far ahead of him in understanding all the adoption intricacies.


  1. Thank you for your kind words on my "unnatural" birth story. It's so true that the baby is all that really matters. and you have some beautiful kiddos!
    Such a sweet post-so much to try to understand, but kids are so wise!
    Peace to you and yours as you wait for your sweet little addition to the family,

  2. I love hearing how siblings are understanding the adoption process!! Thanks for sharing this too cute story!! ;o)

  3. The workbook is 'ok' ... it's ~160 pages and it has a ton of hypothetical questions ... it's good to get you thinking but alot don't apply as we don't have any other kids in the house, adopting an infant, etc, etc. I totally get why they have us do it though. We have 3 lessons (out of 21) left so we should be through this week with it and then onto the online one...