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.