Logan and I are trying to process all that we saw and everything we did in Ethiopia.  So many of our questions about the country and the needs have been answered.  Now we need to figure out what we are going to do with everything we've learned.  Where is our place in all of this? 

We have a big idea- several big ideas- we're working on right now.  And several smaller projects that can be completed before we go back to bring Willow home.  

Right now, we have a family who will be traveling in the middle of May, who will be able to take 8 checked bags when they fly to Ethiopia.  We'd like to send clothing with them for the Government Orphanage that we visited while we were there.  Gently used, newborn to child size large clothing.  We would need to get the clothes in the mail to the family by Monday, May 7th.  We will be out of town from now, until then, so if you would like to drop off clothes, you can leave them on our front porch, at Smidgens, at Lewellyn Technology, or with any of our friends and family and they will get them to us.  If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, and I will respond there, in case more than one person has the same question.  

We have a fun, crafty project we'll try to post about tomorrow.  I've incorporated what I know about child development, impromptu toy-making, and the desperate need for stimulation we saw in the orphanages and I've invented a crib toy.  If you can sew a somewhat straight line by hand or machine, you can make this super-easy craft and you probably have everything to make it at home already!  Check back tomorrow!
5/2/2012 12:42:30 pm

Brandy - I have been seeing your name on yahoo AWAA Ethiopia e-mails for a while just realized we were from the same state. I have been very encouraged by your blog and am so excited for you during this time. I will be praying for your family and for Willow during the weeks and months ahead!

5/3/2012 10:52:25 am

Thank you Jenn! : ) Where are you at in Indiana?


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