Thankful Thursday

I am taking the title of this blog from my friend Terri who does this every week.

All right, for those who were worried about me, it’s cool. I was in shock over the 2 day matches, but I know that God is taking care of everything. This has been a great week and I have been comforted by the fact that we “know” that whenever we get matched with Nadia she will be the perfect baby. This week Mike and I picked out the cake for the baby shower – YUM! We made up a sample baby announcement that is SO cute. I am going to hand make them all and we are going to mail them after we are home from China. We are going to pick a great shot from the trip and include that in the mailing. Why are we waiting until we get home to announce her? Because all her referral photos will be 3-4 months old and we think it will be much better to send out a new one and include our “forever family” date on the announcement.

The ladies retreat for church last week was a great blessing. I got to know some women in the church that I have not spent much time with in the past. The speaker was great and she spoke on brokenness and how God uses those things in our life for His good. There isn’t enough room here to talk about all the good stuff, but I can sum it up by saying that I am really glad that I went.

We sold the van in 36 hours through a free listing on Craigslist! That was cool and easy and I highly recommend it if you have a car to sell and don’t want to take the cheap offer they give you at the dealership for a trade. By the way I am loving my new RED RAV4. It’s the cutest thing and makes Mike very happy because it has all the latest safety features for when Nadia and I are tooling around town. Did I mention that it’s red and so cute? It also gets better gas mileage than the van and the car which is awesome!

Good News Club ended last week and it was a great blessing for me to teach the kids the final lesson. All semester we have been teaching them the miracles of Jesus and I ended the semester by telling them about the greatest miracle ever – the Resurrection. The kids asked some amazing questions at the end. We are having a picnic at the church this week for the Good News Kids, the KIDS HOPE kids and the whole church. It’s going to be great fun to see the kids all having fun together.

Okay, that’s all for now.