First, my husband Peter continues to amaze me. Last year, you may remember that he ran a marathon to raise funds for our adoption. As if that weren't impressive enough, today he ran in the same marathon, and finished 11 minutes faster than last year! This year, he wore a picture of our daughter on the back of his shirt -- so we definitely had that "full-circle" feeling today. We feel so extraordinarily grateful to finally have seen the face of the little girl he was running for last year . . . and so very grateful to everyone who donated to help bring K home!
Second, we received some good news from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration office. They sent us an approval letter this week saying they will allow K into the country! We are happy to have evidence that she will someday step off an airplane and arrive at her new home. No word from the orphanage or anyone else in India yet, so please keep praying that someone is paying attention to her case.
Third, my friend Karen gave me a seriously tasty chai mix . . . Big Train Spiced Chai. It's not too sweet, and has plenty of complex spice flavors. Just in time for the first cold autumn weather! (When Peter began the marathon this morning, it was a brisk 33 degrees . . .)