Monday in Birmingham

Monday morning was low-key, and a catch-up time…for laundry, notes, and whatever.

We enjoyed lunch at the UAB international adoption clinic. It was one of those situations where they could learn from Jim and Jim could learn from them. Lifeline arranged the meeting, and it proved to be educational all the way around. This is the clinic where so many of the adopted children go for initial evaluations, and follow-up as needed. Though we met with quite a few folks, I forgot to take a picture until we were down to a pediatrician and a social worker. Pray for these women as they deal with the children and families from any number of countries.

After lunch, we did a little shopping (browsing the bookstores) and then met Greg, Dawn and Tyler at Panera. Tyler was one of the earliest children that Jim helped evaluate before his adoption through Lifeline. Amazing to see him now. We were remembering when we met for pizza in Kyiv — Tyler was a pale teeny little fella. He is a bundle of energy today!

We returned home for dinner (wouldn’t want to miss a meal!), “Llama, Llama, Red Pajama” and then the second half of Amazing Grace. Great movie. I am so glad that we saw it! And I am so thankful for the time with our friends.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.



  1. riverblues says:

    Just caught up on your blog. Here is the theme I see: “Forgot to take a picture, Good Food, and Happy Adoptions”:-)

    I am glad that so many are giving you a warm welcome! I was especially struck when you indicated how wonderful it is to worship in English!

  2. Suzanne: You’ve captured the theme for sure! And, yes, don’t ever ever ever take for granted the privilege of English worship! (Speaking of which, we’ll be at Providence for Easter services!!)

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