Thursday, June 21, 2007

Shots, shots and more shots...

So one of the things we have to do before traveling to Ethiopia for the adoption is to get our vaccinations. Amanda got hers about 2 weeks ago, she is able to get almost all of them (6 shots I believe). Because of a medical condition I have, I wasn't able to get any with live vaccines in them, but they still stuck me with 4 needles yesterday. I received the meningitis, Hep A, Typhoid, and Polio vaccines. Amanda received those plus the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and the yellow fever vaccine. We won't be leaving the city of Addis Ababa, so we won't have to worry contracting Malaria at 8500 feet above sea level. And because we will be staying in a pretty nice hotel, we won't be super-exposed to most of these diseases. But we do plan on visiting the orphanage where we will pick up our child. I pray they don't have this problem, but I bet there are some crazy bugs going around the orphanage at times.

Well, keep praying we get the call soon, we are trying to "be anxious about nothing" as Scripture says. And just trusting that the Lord has a specific child that He will have us adopt. We just give all Praise to Jesus Christ for this opportunity to build a family this way.

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