Archive for July, 2008
I was working with Apple’s Wikis and Blogs server today trying to figure out an RSS formating problem and found an undocumented XML tag within their format for their blogs. The tag?
<generator>A Series of Tubes</generator> – it appears that someone at apple has a sense of humor.
Hey everybody -
We had a coversation with our adoption agency today and found out a couple of things:
- We should be expecting a referral *before* court closures (August 7th). Meaning for you, our loyal readers , that you’ll know her name before August 7th
- Here’s the kicker. Our realistic travel timeframe will be November/December(!). Pray that as soon as court opens back up that we’d pass and travel asap.
Thanks for continuing on this journey with us!
p.s. The other bad news, obviously, is that we can’t share her picture so no picts until we pass court…
Hey. Guess what? Yup. We’re still waiting.
Guess what else? Today could be the phone call. I could be writing this and be totally interrupted by a phone call from Melissa telling me the news we’ve waited 8 1/2 months to hear.
You know what else? I’m o.k. if it’s not today. It will come. I can’t emphasize just how much of a journey of faith that this particular thing has been. It’s come to redefine me both as a father, a man, and in so many other areas. Sombody called me crazy yesterday (Melissa, I forgot to mention this to you!) when he was asking where we were adopting from and how long of a flight it would be. I wouldn’t have it any other way and wouldn’t want to be surrounded by greater of a family and looking forward to someone who I know it going to be beautiful.
If you want a good story of God’s faithfulness while we’re waiting for the next chapter to kick off, our friends the Gibsons have been through alot getting their daughter – check it out: http://www.zoiegibson5.com. It’s worth the read.
‘I wish it need not have happened in my time’, said Frodo.
‘So Do I’, said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see wuch times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’
No adoption news here…move along.
However, I did catch this interview on NPR’s story of the day podcast:
It’s Kim Phuc’s story. She was the girl in the famous photo in Vietnam that was taken the summer before I was born. She’d just got out a bomb area and her clothes had been burned off and she was screaming and running down the road. I vaguely remember seeing the photo in school for the first time, but I recognized it after I saw the article. It’s a good read. Enjoy.