November is National adoption awareness month!
“Close your eyes, take a minute, and think about your children. Or think about yourself as a child, and think about the things that made you feel warm, or happy, and protected, and think about what made you feel okay, and what makes your children feel okay. Now open your eyes, and realize that there are so many children in the world who have nothing. They have nothing. They have no one who lights up when they walk into a room, and they have no clothes, or safety, or food. They have nothing. So who are we to be in this room, and to be living this life without helping them?"
Here is a list of celebrities that support orphans:
This quote also really gets me. So much!
What are we up to lately? Nothing crazy. Work and play. We went to Banner Ridge yurt again with some dear friends in October and had an awesome weekend. Such a beautiful place- I am antsy to take our kids there someday.
Here are some pictures of yurtin':
The dogs leading the way on the "Cougar Trail" hike
The snow coming right at us!
John is going to Singapore and Tokyo this month for work, which is an exciting opportunity to travel and see new places. Japan is on my "list" of places I would love to visit. Maybe next time I can tag along and channel my hotel flower arranging skills a la Lost in Translation.
I can't tell you guys how much it means to us to have such continued support and encouragement in this process. Some days, it feels like it is never going to happen. Some days I am terrified about the whole thing, and some times and just CAN'T wait a second longer to go to Poland and meet the rest of our family. It's a weird mix of emotions.