Monday, October 23, 2006
Espera means "waiting" in Spanish. And that's what we're doing around here. I don't have any news to give or updates to share. I just wanted to write something. Maybe because I have the day off, or maybe because my husband has class tonight and I'm not working on dinner, or maybe just because waiting is hard today. So...I thought for a minute about anything that hasn't been recorded and then remembered that I'm working on a quilt! I actually started cutting out the squares this summer, but I haven't pieced it together yet. Right now I have approximately 213 squares. Lots of greens that I love! I decided last week that I'd try and embroider on some of the squares. So far I have a lower-case "r" cross stitched on one. And am working on 3 flowers (designed by my friend Wendy!) on another. I'm planning to work on quilting it over my Christmas break. I also want to have it up for a while so that when friends come to visit they can add a stitch or two of their own to our girl's quilt.
Esperanza means "hope".
Sure enough, it looks a lot like that "waiting" word.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Our family coordinator, Christi, returned from a great trip to ES. She sent us an email with a little bit of information about what she got to do and see. The pictures are beautiful. ES is so much like Honduras- I felt right at home looking at her photos. While there, Christi got to visit three orphanages and said their facilities were wonderful and caretakers were loving. She also met with 2 of the 4 judges from the family court and their response to US adoption was great. These women told Christi it was a blessing to their country and children. They told her that the court hearing was the fun and exciting part; nothing we would need to be nervous about.
She stayed in the
She stayed in the
Princess Hilton San Salvador
. Looks nice! Looks almost too nice. It's possible that we would stay here, or somewhere similar, when we go down. So, without knowing when that will be...we atleast have a glimpse of what is to come!