Saturday, July 22, 2017

23-19!!!! (Day 14- TMI Post)

After a day of shopping....

Grace will NOT grab the bowl, but put her hands at her sides, almost
palms facing up.  This is a very much taught orphanage behavior.



These markets are multiple levels high and 
seem never ending.  It seems a bit overwhelming
for those that don't adore shopping (except maybe  leisurely).




We spent a good hour looking for squeaky shoes
for my granddaughters, Grace (Hope has some), and my Grandma 2 grandson 
(Lexi understands :-) ).

This is Anne's son Jack.

These are all pearls!

Our guide Anne and her son


Grace, worn out after all the outdoor shopping.
Things are very very inexpensive here and we want
to get something for each child/grandchild (a little from our tax money we had 
set aside just 
for this).

The day ended with such cuteness...

Well, kinda....

Amy reminded me that we have to be careful what we pray for.

We asked our private prayer group of around twenty to pray the girls could
"go".  Okay, this is too much information, but we needed them to poop (for their own safety).  We were on the
third day of NOTHING...zip...zero.

So we prayed the weirdest prayer EVER (and had others pray it as well).

And the rains came....


I glanced down at one little miss, but didn't want to change her too soon.

Amy and I both wished (through laughter) that I had made another decision.

If you get grossed out you MAY want to stop reading now.

There sat one of the itty bits surrounded by pasty piles of 
green sludge.  She found it fascinating and was playing in it, with the
enthusiasm that children play in mud.

I think all Amy heard was a yelp and "23-19!!!! 23-19!!!" (23-19 has become our family phrase for "all hands on deck" courtesy of "Monster's Inc.".)

Little one then reached over and firmly planted their sludge covered little fingers on
my wrist.  I couldn't even get the little poop covered Poppin' to the
bathtub.  Amy grabbed a trash bag and I laid her on top of it. 
We PEELED her clothes off of her and Amy went to rinse said clothes.  
Burning would have been more appropriate for these articles of clothing.

From top to bottom, little one was scrubbed.  Little Miss number two thought
it's be a great idea to roll across the floor where the sludge remained.  Screams and grabbing little feetsies from impending doom (what we will call poop) ensued.

We are survivors though and overcame.

The End

No, not really.  We DID survive to see another day though.

Grace STILL is not sleeping and we've tried what we can from this end 
of the ocean.  Getting only a few hours of sleep is dissipating my filter, thus this blog (bwhahahaha).

We appreciate prayers for Grace to sleep...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.  :-)

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Please pray friends...

Immanent:
*THAT GOD IS GLORIFIED THROUGH OUR WORDS AND ACTIONS.
PLEASE PRAY GRACE AND HOPE SLEEP with NO FEAR.  We REALLY need sleep!
*For Hope to learn to suck/drink quickly.
*For my eyes, they started itching and when that went away they started feeling swollen (and are a bit bloodshot).  Part of my inner eye on one eye actually looks wrinkled (but doesn't hurt) Please pray for complete healing NOW.
*That Hope's heart condition shows NO issues.
*For Hope and Grace's health.... and my and Amy's health too.  
*For Hope~Glory and Grace~Victory: Their lives have been rocked.  WE know it's a beautiful thing and blessing, but everything is unfamiliar.  We don't look, smell, or sound like her.  (Picture being handed to someone you don't know, have never seen before, and told they are your new family and to go with them.)
*Please pray there are no hiccups, paperwork or otherwise during this entire trip across the world. 
*That Amy and I's bodies are strong and there is no pain and we feel AWAKE and ALERT.   Please also pray there are NO health issues period during our trip...NONE AND WE GET SOME SLEEP.
*Please pray the weather is unseasonably cool in both regions we will be in.  It's not the most important prayer, very possibly the least, but we appreciate it.  Please pray no matter what the weather it doesn't effect us negatively. (When I say "hot", I mean sticky, sweaty, steam bath, sauna, dripping wet, fogged up sunglasses hot.)
*Please pray for our kids and families hearts (ours too) and safety.  This is the hard part, leaving them.  Peace that passes understanding is a good thing.
*Please pray that there is NO lost luggage during any of our trip.  Though we pack a set of clothing in carryons, this is something we hope we don't have to face. (smile).
*Please pray for Tom, Elizabeth, and Alessandra that they find joy, new friends, and a beautiful rhythm in their new duty station.


PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING TWELVE PRAYER REQUESTS AS WELL.

1. THAT GOD IS GLORIFIED IN EVERY STEP OF THIS ADOPTION (MOST IMPORTANT TODAY AND EVERY DAY).

2.  I feel a deep need to have everyone join us in prayer for the attachment of our girls.  Please pray they have NO attachment issues and attach to us as a family very quickly.  We pray that GRACE and HOPE have NO issues with attachment...NONE (that God prepares them as well).

3.  We ask for prayers also that Grace and Hope are good sleepers.  I know that may sound trivial, but knowing what can happen (we've had it both ways) we know if they can sleep (both in country and at home), transition will go much smoother.

4. PLEASE pray protection against ALL of satan's schemes.  He's been messing with our family and with Amy and her family.  PLEASE pray a strong concrete, cement, gold, silver (smile) wall between our lives and his schemes.

5. Please pray for Thomas and I's anxiety/stress.  Life is keeping us going a million miles an hour and peace that passes understanding would be very very welcome!  (Prayers for physical strength as well for both of us)

6. PLEASE PRAY THERE ARE NO PAPERWORK ISSUES IN COUNTRY AND EVERYTHING GOES FLAWLESSLY.  This is my current worry...pffttt.

7. That my traveling companion (Amy) and I stay well (completely) within country and are safe....not even a nauseous stomach which commonly happens at least once.

 8. That God uses us/speaks through us while we are there, see what we need to see and doing what we need to do.

9. That our families are safe while we are apart and that it is a peaceful (and safe) time for them.

10. For Timothy's complete healing...and that he has walking and running in his future (smile).  That his pain is minimal.

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