Friday, April 9, 2010

Springtime in the desert

I love living in AZ in the spring. The weather is great and there are so many things that flower. My roses are awesome. They smell so good! I am not a big 'rose' scent person. I dont like the lotions and potions or candles that are 'rose' scented. I dont know why but I just prefer to smell a ROSE when I want to smell a rose. The scent of Orange blossoms (from all the citrus trees here in AZ that bloom) remind me of my first spring and summer here in AZ. There isnt anything that smells like that. People have tried to reproduce it but, there is nothing like Orange blossoms the way God intended them. Lilac is another.. I LOVE the smell of the lilacs that grow wild in Minnesota/South Dakota where I am from. Its not overwhelming just really soft. I have been able to find a couple of candles so I can get that one but sometimes there just really isnt anything but nature that gives us these things.
On the adoption front. Just when things seem to be moving in the right direction in Kyrgz there is a revolution. Jeez, can we catch a break? Fortunately the orphanages and all of our friends over there are ok but there have been losses and that is upsetting. What this will do to the 65 families waiting is anybodys guess. Domestic is moving along I am very optimistic... cryptic huh?


Allison said...

I love springtime. And the smell of orange blossoms in AZ is one of my all-time favorite scents! My heart is hearting for all of the news coming out of Kyrg this week, especially for the waiting children and families. I pray that you are posting some good news on the adoption front very soon. You are going to make such a great mom!

Lori said...

I got a newsletter that I found very informative (and thought of YOU!) last week. How's THAT for cryptic? :)