Time in Kigali Rwanda

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sale and stuff

Well... not much news on the adoption front. I did speak with our agency yesterday (thank you agency for being patient with me!) and as expected there wasn't much of an update. Our caseworker in Rwanda checked in earlier this week and the ministers office in Rwanda just said that they have a few files to review ahead of ours and they will notify us by email when our approval is completed. So... we wait.

In the meantime we are having a huge sale of our stuff this weekend. Its a Fri, Sat, Sun sale and we have a lot of stuff!!! As i am going through everything I realize how ridiculous having all this stuff is, and how unnecessary most of it is. Why in the world would I NEED 3 sets of bowls? Why do I have more than 3 coats? Why do my kids need 2 toyboxes full of stuff they hardly ever play with. Don't even get me started on all my unnecessary shoes. The list of unnecessaries goes on. We are so spoiled in America and the sooner we can stop thinking of our stuff and start considering the needs of others the better we'll be. I'm not very good at being humble but I do want to be more obsessed with Jesus and doing so makes me realize how much I have... and how much I have to help others, both in my neighborhood and across the ocean.

I'm excited to get rid of stuff. It will feel good when we are done. Hopefully we can make enough from our sale to both: give to at least one family in need and make a dent in our plane ticket prices to Africa. :)

Until next week...


ashley smith said...

hope everything went well today!

Knotty Britta said...

We have been steadily getting rid of stuff for two years, and some how we still have too much! Going to goodwill this weekend with another load.