We are the Snyder family and ... we are different

This is the story of our journey to our daughter in Ethiopia. God is preparing our family for her and preparing her heart to come home to her family. We chose the difficult road of trusting and obeying God. It is worth every step!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

obsessive much?

#28 is the number we are "unofficially" waiting for an infant girl from our agency

#14 is our number for a girl over 12 months

and #5 is our place in line for a child over 3 years of age.

Today our dossier is hanging out in Paris, France.  I wish I could hang out with it for a while :)  We are so excited about being on the "unofficial" waiting list, so excited in fact that I was stalking the person who updates the list online.  At least she understands the feeling about being so anxious.  Dustin is freaking out just a little because our number for the over 3 list is so small but I did assure him that most of the time that still takes several months to move along.  It probably didn't help that I told him about this great family from our agency that just got their call last night and they have only been waiting for 2 months.  Because we are requesting a girl I don't forsee us getting a referral anytime soon.  Which is really fine with us.  We still need some more time to prepare for her arrival and we need some more time to save funds.  This is the part where if you are a wealthy person just wishing they could do something with their money you write us a check for about $10,000 to cover travel expenses ;)

Speaking of money...Dustin had a very hard time writing the first check to our agency this summer.  This time around he didn't hesitate.  God has really given him more trust in this process and Dustin was happy to send this money off, eventhough it is about 6 times the size of the previous one.  Thank you again honey for working so this could be possible.  Our whole family really apprciates it.

Well it's the day before Orphan Sunday so if you happen to be in the southeast area of Iowa come on over to First Christian Church for our orphan campaign.  It may be quite entertaining (or quite painful) since Dustin and I will be speaking together for the message.  We are not worried about though.  We know God has provided us with more than enough to get through this.  Our hope is to encourage other people to not only feel the plight of the orphans but to DO something about it.


Tracy said...

just wanted to reply back about the coconut oil -- it smells soooo good. I use it on my face every night. Haven't tried cooking with it yet but I hear it is very good for you too! And oh yes, I'm already looking so much forward to my little angel and her sweet coconut scented hair.