My goal is to get everything done for the Dossier that I can before camp starts and my life is over for a few months! I think it will be less stressful that way. So I spent a few hours tonight organizing all the documents we have already collected, scanned them and email them to CHI for review. We only have a few documents we're waiting on so I feel pretty good about our progress so far.
I also wrote our Letter of Intent which is a document for our Dossier. This is a letter that adoptive parents write to the Ethiopian government telling them why you would like to adopt a child from their country. When I was writing this letter I was reminded of how in love I am with the country, culture and people. There are so many traditions that I'm excited to make a part of the our family someday soon!
After I finished the letter I searched through pictures from all my Ethiopia trips, just for fun. It made me so excited to visit Ethiopia again and this time meet my child. I picked a few pictures out that describe some of my favorite traditions and some of the things I love about Ethiopia.
|Their macchiatos are to die for (Sorry, I know the cup looks gross in this picture).|
|This is their dessert, a lamb roasting ceremony.|
|This is my friend Sisay. She is roasting beans and making coffee for the coffee ceremony.|
|Isn't it beautiful? This was taken in Woliso, Ethiopia.|
|The food, yes the food. I appreciate it's uniqueness. I have a few dishes that I really like but I'm still working on the rest :)|
|The people. I love the people, young and...|
|...old. They're beautiful, kind and gentle.|
Good news to come soon regarding our home study (hopefully).