Uganda, Judah, and the Kids

We’re adjusting to life in Uganda, which is really not too difficult.  We both love it here and have considered serving the Lord in Africa for an indefinite period of time.  There are inconveniences, but the degree of inconvenience that we (or you) experience depends on controllable things like expectations, attitude, and perspective.  I would say that being here makes … More Uganda, Judah, and the Kids

Getting Ready

I won’t be writing as much as normal (at least not here) over the next few days if not the next few weeks.  I don’t assume that anyone cares about my presence or absence within the blogging world, but I think it’s fair to let you know.  We leave in sixteen days to go get … More Getting Ready

What Is Judah Like?

I have never been a parent before, so I don’t know what it’s like to watch your son grow up through the newborn and baby stages.  I’m becoming an adoptive parent, though, so I’m learning what it’s like to watch your son grow up through pictures and brief descriptions.  It’s hard.  But its difficulty is due to … More What Is Judah Like?

Judah’s Lunch

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Our son is probably going to be huge.  Here’s more evidence from a volunteer at Amani: I (rachel) actually took Charles [Judah] in to Jinja yesterday because I had the morning off. He is one of my favorites and was a doll the whole time! He fell asleep … More Judah’s Lunch

Big Judah

I think my son is going to be huge.  All the mashed bananas they’re feeding him are dead-ending in his stomach.  Maybe we won’t need a stroller.  We’ll just roll him around.  I think he’d be happy either way.


I don't think I ever mentioned it here, but we decided to name our adopted son "Judah."  We got two new pictures of him today, not from the orphanage but from a couple volunteering at the Amani Baby Cottage.  Don't ask me how I feel about Judah, because I would need to employ a tool called … More Judah!

Not For Anyone

I find my two-month-old soon-to-be-adopted son looking at me every time I turn my computer on.  He's (of course) my desktop background.  If you want to see what I get to look at every day, check him out. I know his age (two months); where he's from (Uganda and the Amani Baby Cottage); what his … More Not For Anyone