Skip to main content

A Meeting With The Nuns. . .


Some of the children in the orphanage. . .is my boy one of them?


A sign on the orphanage. . .I "borrowed" this picture from a stranger's blog.

Well, tomorrow we should know a little something. Tim, our Power of Attorney (POA), stopped by the orphanage (HOH) last week and set up a meeting with the nun in charge of it for tomorrow. I am so excited to get something of an answer.

I have heard through the grapevine that they often let the parent or the POA select the child from the home. I have heard different things: I have heard that the parent or POA just gets to choose and I have heard that the nuns pick three and then the parent or POA gets to pick from there. Wow. That was unexpected news. It may be totally outdated information, too. I'm not sure, but prayerfully by this time tomorrow, I will know. And you can bet your bottom dollar that if there is any form of the parent getting to choose, that I will be on the next flight to Kigali (with my girlfriend, Kelly) to go meet my boy!!!!!

I'll keep you posted! I just wanted to post this little bit of information because some of you are almost as desperate for adoption news as I am!

Comments

kim said…
We are so excited and will be waiting to hear something!!!!
Leah Reeves said…
Very excited for you! How will you sleep......

Thank you for being so open with your adoption process, it helps those of us thinking about getting started.

~Leah

Popular posts from this blog

Should've Said No. . . ?

Twenty-three years ago today Andy asked me to marry him. . . .  he was my best friend and I thought he was the love of my life.  Should I have said no?
I don't know how many times I have now been asked a version of that question in the past couple of years and I cannot count the number of times I have asked myself that question over the past decade, but it is a dumb question with no great answer.
If I would have said no 23 years ago, I would have saved myself from so many tears and so much pain, but I would have missed so much laughter and so many exciting firsts and I would be such a different person. . . .
Because of this day, 23 years ago, I am who I am and I have so much to be thankful for.
Because of this day, 23 years ago, I have five of the best kids on the planet.  They are the continual highlights of my life and they are worth whatever heartbreak may come.  I cannot imagine forever with different kids.
Because of this day, 23 years ago, I have worn an abaya in Saudi Arab…

Never Thought I'd Need A New Title

When I started my blog many years ago, I ran the title through my head.  I remember thinking about Braner Party of 7 and wondering if I would still call it that if I lost a child and I remember wondering if I would change the title if we ended up adopting again.  Braner Party of 7 had the greatest ring to it (in my ears) and I hoped it would never have to change, but I thought about a couple what if scenarios.  I never once dreamed that I would be changing the title because my marriage was over.  Not only was that not an option in my head, it never even crossed my mind as a reason why Braner Party of 7 may not be a forever title.

I love that I was that naive.  I love that I was that hopeful.  I love that I believed in forever so much.  I love that I had that much faith in us so much. . . .

I'm blogging again.  Blogging was so good for my soul and I have been a little bit lost without it.  I didn't know how to blog dishonestly when my marriage started falling apart and I wasn…

The Lion King and Shame

Maggie, Tiki and I went to see The Lion King a few days ago and it was really good.  I loved how close they stayed to the original cartoon, too.  Throughout the movie, I was struck by the role shame plays in Simba's life and how it relates so much to real life.

For the "shame" takeaway, the characters are:

Mufasa:  GodScar:  SatanSimba:  ManTimon & Pumbaa:  New FriendsNala:  Old FriendsPride Rock:  "Home"The land where Timon & Pumbaa live:  Run Away Land It was so interesting to me to watch shame play out-- it played out like it did in the garden with Adam and Eve and it played out the way I have seen it play out closer to home. . . .
Simba was casually following Scar into the gulch to prove something.  At that point, it was fairly harmless just as it is in life.  Often, we need to prove something to ourselves or to others and it is fairly harmless, but in proving something, we are walking beside Satan because of pride.  Ultimately, because Simba was in…