I really can't believe it... I had Ami and Sarah over to watch a movie. We heard a noise about an hour into the movie, and I ignored my "gut feeling" to go check it out. When Ami went outside she had a huge dent in the front driver's side of her car and her door won't open all the way. We went to the guard gate and asked the neighbors.. but nothing. We walked around the whole neighborhood with a flashlight to check for cars with dents and her car's color paint, since whoever it was left their white paint on her car. But no luck there either. It's really a shame. How could someone live knowing they had just hit someone's car without saying a word?? I wouldn't be able to do it. I felt so bad... sigh
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I heard great news from Shadow of His Wings... some of you may not remember Barbara. She was the little girl who we had to do dialysis with 4 times a day for the past 4 years. She was 13 at the time. She'll be 15 in September and has lived in New Jersey with her adopted family now for well over a year, maybe almost 2 years... I can't remember. She has really improved while living with her new family and getting the medical treatment she could have never received here. She started dialysis at nights while she slept and was put on a kidney transplant list almost as soon as she got there. Well... I got an email from Carroll the day before yesterday and BARBARA GOT HER TRANSPLANT!!! She is doing great they say and is producing urine. So, thank God for that!! Please keep her in your prayers as she continues to heal! Also, my friend Cyndi wrote me to tell me that a young girl, Kayla, who lived there while I worked there, but also left toward the end of my time to return to live with her father, is BACK! I'm not sure any details as to why, but I'm thankful just knowing that she is ok. It's always hard when they go home. It's bittersweet really. That's when you just have to hand them over to God. (where they should be in the first place) But Cyndi says that she is so grown up in these few short years! I can't wait to get over there to see her and the rest of the girls!
Posted by Amanda at 11:46 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I want to wish a very happy birthday to my nephew, WILL who turned 5 yesterday! That doesn't even seem right... It really doesn't seem like he could be that old... I must be mistaken!!
Also, today is daddy and Jami's... 21st anniversary, I think it's the 21st... anyway, it's been a long time!! So congratulations to them and happy anniversary!!
Posted by Amanda at 11:48 AM
Monday, April 23, 2007
Today was kind of busy. We started early this morning and I took Rebeka and her mom all over the city to get paperwork done. Her father passed away six months ago and it has been like pulling hair to get it all done and her mom won't see a cent of the money he left behind until the paperwork is done.
I had another check-up appointment with the doctor this afternoon. I'm 100% better. Thank you for your prayers again. Now I finally got to go work out again after a week of just laying around. It made me feel so much better! Plus, I saw an old friend as I was leaving!
Now I'm going to make some BBQ chicken for dinner... MMM!!!
Posted by Amanda at 11:52 AM
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Thank you all so much for your prayers. I am, I think, 100% better! I feel that way anyway. I still am on antibiotics until Wednesday and I have a check-up appointment tomorrow, but I feel so much better. I actually got around to cleaning and washing the clothes that have piled up all week. It feels good to be caught up.
Exciting news: Amor del Niño moved into their new house over the weekend. Of course, I wasn't there to help out, but I am so excited for them! I know those kids were beside themselves with excitement! I can't wait to go see them tomorrow... plus, since they have a nice huge yard to play in now, I got them some great outdoor toys! Hula-hoops, frisbee, and badminton. I think it'll be fun for as long as they last.
Posted by Amanda at 11:53 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tonight I had the privilege of meeting an adorable couple who are adopting an even more adorable baby boy from Guatemala. I just "met" them a month or so ago via email. A lady who knew me as a baby, who just happened to run into my dad, who just happened to tell her what I was doing here in Guatemala, which just happens to be where they are adopting their baby from. Who of you believes in coincidences?? Not me. I know a God meeting when I see one. This couple has since kept me in their prayers and even helped with a request I sent out about the strollers. So, when they told me they were coming to Guatemala to meet their baby for the first time, we decided to meet, for real. I was also intorduced to their adoption lawyer.... hmm.... wonder why I would ever need one of those??? You never know. Anyhoo... I just think it's neat how God brings His people together. I mean, these people are from Madison, AL... HELLO??!? I would never have met them in Alabama! Anyway, it's just exciting for me to meet new people I guess. It's always amazing to see what these new relationships are about. How they play out. How God will use them for His honor and glory.
It was a weird day today. Plans changed. Time ran out. But it's all good.
Oh, I am so excited that I have actually finished the booklet for New Life & Peace Ministries!! (i.e. the boys' home in Parramos) I took it to the printer yesterday and he said it was good to go and was very impressed with my mad InDesign skills!! (thanks to Lisa Milby for the book she sent me!) But I had all the pictures on my external hard drive, which is so conveniently small (for traveling) that I forgot to take it with me. So, all I have to do now is show Victor and Chici the final product, get their approval, and take a copy of the pictures to the printer... and TADA!!! Booklet. YAYAY!! I like this stuff!!
And let me just say that taking Katerin and Monica to therapy has become a new experience with the stroller!! It's GREAT!! I love it so much!! (and so does Katerin!!) So, thanks again!! (I think I'll say thanks again in the future, so just get used to it!!)