Thursday, December 4, 2008

Shots (part 1) - Check

We went yesterday to get our shots.  Jason and I need so many that they split it up between two visits. Now, to be fair, they added some that they thought we needed that are not Ethiopia specific... like the flu vaccine.  Little steps like this really make us feel like we are doing something towards the process.  Trust me, my arm is a reminder - it aches, today.  I have four more to go.  Jason has five more to go.  The kids are done, thankfully.

Various thoughts.  We lit the first advent candle on Sunday.  We talked about the symbolic significance of the first candle.  Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.  Mark 13:33 Preparing, being alert, being watchful.  The wise men and the shepherd men waited for a sign.  This Christmas we have a new found awareness of what the waiting for the wise men and the shepherd men felt like.  The underlying anticipation and excitement.  They did not know the date.  They did not know what the sign would be.  With the adoption, we do not know when the call will come.  We do not know when we will travel.  We must wait, watch, and prepare, knowing it will happen but resigning and enjoying the "not knowing" of the details.


emily said...

oh how I remember the new meaning "waiting for the Christ child" we had last year. It was such a sweet reminder of how we should be each advent.

Sorry about your arm, but thankful one more step is crossed off (well almost).

Adoption Cubed said...

It was always such a good feeling to get things marked off the list and almost a better feeling to know that you were doing something "productive" to bring the child home. Shots, however? Not such a good feeling. Is there a yoga move to relieve the pain?

Lori S said...

I remember the many many shots--they hurt! At least you have half of them done!