Finding my delight in the journey of adoption.

New Adventures

So BB has the greatest one liners, but I always forget them by the time I sit down to blog.  I remember this one though:

BB:  You know, babies are a lot cooler than people think they are.

Seven years ago, BB and I had the privilege of visiting our awesome friends S & C in Kigali, Rwanda, by far the most beautiful place we have ever visited.  Thus, our love for East Africa was born (we also visited Tanzania and Kenya).  When we decided to adopt, we knew it had to be Africa, and we sought to adopt from Rwanda.  Just as we were beginning, Rwanda closed to international adoption.

A few years later, here our hearts are drawn back to that small land.  Not to adopt, although we are still talking about adoption in our future.

Remember how I mentioned we were doing an even bigger purge of our belongings than the fast of 2012?  By July, we will have reduced our worldly belongings to a few suitcases as we will be heading out on a new adventure.  We are moving to Kigali!

I’ve accepted a position with an organization (more on this later) to do legal work, and we’ve committed to be there for one year.  After that, who knows?

This opportunity will allow me to serve vulnerable children, which was truly the reason we sought to adopt.  Of course, as with all such adventures, we know we will be blessed more than we will be blessing.

We are excited and overwhelmed.  We are sad to leave our families, but apparently all they care about is Fred.  They keep offering to keep him but don’t ask us to stay…  It’s a crazy thing to do in many ways, but not as crazy as adopting three kids, I suppose.  At least, not as permanent.  We can’t wait to see what God has in store for us.

The flavor of the blog may be changing, although I am really excited to learn more about how Rwanda is serving orphans.  They have been making that a priority and doing some great things in getting kids out of orphanages and into families.  I hope to blog about our life and my work and hope you continue to enjoy reading about it!

Who knows – maybe a picture of Fred with a monkey is in our future!

 

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4 responses

  1. Very exciting. Rwanda is a beautiful country with such friendly people. Have some best brewed coffee for me at Bourbon Cafe. All the best on your adventure.
    ~Liz

    May 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm

  2. Dick and Janet Pearson

    I read a number of your blogs today and thoroughly enjoyed them. Brought back memories of early motherhood. Wonderful but really hard. It gets easier!!love,janet

    May 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

  3. Jen Lee

    Excited for your new adventure!

    May 2, 2013 at 8:31 am

  4. I am like years behind in my blog reading. That is some crazy good news. Wow! Excited for this adventure for you.

    May 14, 2013 at 10:06 pm

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