Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Girls Galore

One of the stickers in my scrapbook bin of supplies says, “Girls Night In”. Well, today was a “girls day in”! The weather was hotter and more humid, albeit overcast, for most of the day. In addition to babysitting Annelise, I had family friends Amy and her girls- ages 13, 11, and 9- here helping me (their dad stayed home from the all-girls’ day.) Counting the dog, cats, and Aunt Julie’s short visit, we had ten girls on our property today!

Once again, it was good to catch up with everyone. Amy and the older daughter had been on a missions trip to Slovakia this summer, so they shared with me their experiences. I always enjoy hearing how God’s Word is being preached and used in other countries. The girls also worked with me on a project I had to finish for the Missions Committee at my church.

After Annelise’s morning nap, all of us went outside to enjoy the swing set while it was still relatively cool. At one point, every swing and glider was being used by smiley-faced, giggly girls. Yes, we did take some pictures, but I used a “regular” (non-digital) camera, so it’ll be awhile before I post those pictures. Mom and Dad took my digital camera, so I plan to develop my pictures this weekend. Once Annelise left for the day, Amy and the girls enjoyed the creek while I took a nap!

When Aunt Julie visited, she told me of her short phone conversation with my mother. As of noon, Dad and Mom were finishing their drive to Louisiana. Tonight, they were planning to visit with the social worker. I have yet to speak with Mom personally. I’m sure it’ll be late when she calls; Louisiana is an hour-behind Virginia. Tomorrow is the much-anticipated day when they get to meet their daughter for the first time. It is bittersweet for me to be here, but I’m looking forward to our “family reunion” at the end of the week.

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  1. Laura Griffith Says:

    I don’t know why, but I want to cry. I guess thinking of your parents seeing Qavah tomorrow and what joy they will have and the excitement for you to see her too. I do pray they will have a great trip back home with her and that she travels well. Rest up, for I believe you are going to have many more “girls’ day in” :)

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