Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Well, the one month mark for our waiting period has come and gone. It has actually gone rather quickly. Last week, our family was privileged to participate in our church district's family camp. We had a wonderful time, relaxing by the beautiful Saint John River in Brown's Flat, New Brunswick, visiting with friends and family, and engaging in meaningful worship experiences amidst the diversity of various congregations. This pic is E & A sleepily snuggling in Nanny and Gramps's trailer.

Besides this get-away, another activity we have found beneficial during the wait has been reading. I have finished (and now passed on to Mike) the highly recommended book: There is No Me Without You. If anyone has any interest in humanitarian aid in Ethiopia or international adoption, I would definitely suggest this book!

Another blessing has been the connection with a family near our home that is working with America World to adopt a preteen girl. We are excited to share this process together. God is good.


ethiHOPEia said...

Hi! I found your blog from the Steiger family. I am Hilary Forrest(an AWAA family) and we are currently waiting for siblings from Ethiopia as well.
Congratulations for getting your paperwork in! May your time move quickly!
I grew up in Winter Harbor, ME and miss it so much!

the Steiger's said...

It was great meeting you yesterday. We are already looking forward to our next visit. Let us know if you are in NH any time.

Tonya said...

I am so happy you were able to come yesterday! It was nice to finally meet you Kristy and to see Mike again. The kids are precious! I'm so excited about your adoption and will be checking in on your blog to see how things progress. We hope you see your family again soon.
Blessings, Tonya