Thursday, August 09, 2007

Heat Wave

The south is experiencing the dog days of summer. It is so hot outdoors that the flowers and plants look thirsty all the time. Indoors, in the air conditioning, I am working on sewing projects and Katy cleaned another closet yesterday. We have such a good time together, and many more times of laughter these past few days. The joy we have just being here at home working on projects is a gift. We are trying to accomplish as much as we can so that when Qavah arrives we will be able to focus on her.

The state of Virginia has approved our adoption. The state of Louisiana however is behind in their paperwork and the Social Services office has undergone several changes this summer. So we are waiting on them to finalize Qavah’s travel plans. We hope arrangements will be made by the third week in August. That is what we have requested. Meanwhile we continue to get ready for our little one. Paul has been sketching and getting an order together of all the parts for her swing set. He is going to build it down by the creek. We heard she likes to swing and is living with a family that has a swing set. It will be different for her here, so we wanted her to have something familiar.

I’m heading outside to water my flowers while it is still relatively cool. I meditated on this verse this morning and it presents a lovely picture to focus on as the afternoon temperature in Virginia will approach one hundred degrees. “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God” Psalm 42:1.


  1. Doris Harriff Says:

    You have some beautiful country around you, Dawn! I have, too (in the middle of Cook Forest State Park), but you are closer to the mountains, with a much more rugged & beautiful terrain. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to enjoy all that beauty, as the body is sucumbing to that condition called old age, and that character Arthur who attacks all your joints is committing havoc!

    Aunt Doris

  2. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    That is such a beautiful picture!

  3. Patricia Says:

    That picture is contest quality!! Have you no mosquitoes there? Lucky ones, if that is not the case! Lyme’s Disease has been diagnosed here abouts once again this year.

  4. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Katy, Dawn and all, I’ll gladly give you a few degrees of our high 60’s weather for about 10 of your heat! Bless the Lord for all the good things that are happening. The pic looks much like trails in the northwest, but mountains here are higher, colder, more rugged, but perhaps also more majestic. God has given us everything for our blessing! Praying about Qavah and other things!

    Love, Aunt Lil

  5. Aleah Yunger Says:

    Praise God for His faithfulness in ALL things! The secretary at the office where I work just told everyone today that she’s pregnant. Funny thing is, she’s in the middle of adopting too! She’ll have two little ones come May :) Also, there’s an article I wanted you to read:
    There’s the link. It just made me think of you all and the witness you are to God’s provision for His faithful children. Thinking of you all… Stay cool!! Aleah

  6. Karen Tillman Says:

    Glad things are starting to look up for you guys, and I know yocan hardly wait for the new child to arrive. I am truly happy for you folks.
    Karen Tillman

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