This past weekend was my birthday and Rex planned a fun day in Dallas! I had the best time just hanging out with my best friend. I'm humbled by how God chose Rex for me and by how well he shows me that he's glad he married me (though, I definitely got the better end of the deal)! I am one blessed girl! I'll post pictures soon of our day.
I don't have any news of progress in our adoption. I was disappointed this week to read an announcement on the website for the U.S. State Department which basically confirms that the approval of adoptions in Ethiopia will indeed slow down to around 5 per day (down from 50). This really isn't surprising; we were just hoping for a more positive outcome. It's possible that things will change, but who knows! You can read the article here if you'd like.
With all of this going on, we still believe that our adoption WILL happen and maybe we will still start this summer; but there are definitely many unknowns that we are seeking God about. We truly are thankful that this is God's plan and He knows exactly where our babies are. He doesn't just hope we make the right decisions, but He leads us and shows us His plan.