Well, this is a day we've been looking forward to for two main reasons:
1) Abi is one month old today! WHAT??!! I can't believe that is true. One month. Our lives have completely changed in this month. Sounds quite dramatic, but they really have! We are thinking about someone constantly who wasn't even in our physical lives before! It is so amazing, we are someone's parents. Our house now has these funky and adorable baby toys and gadgets everywhere (very strange), and we find ourselves being concerned about things that were such distant conversations before our sweet baby came into our lives! We can't wait for the next month of life.
2) The Olympics begin tonight! We've had lots of conversations and torn hearts regarding the games being held in Beijing. Our hearts break at the tragic events that are occuring in Darfur. Such sadness. This began a train of thought of whether I would even watch the games this year. But then we had the fantastic opportunity to visit our friends Steven & Jodee in Beijing and we saw the games in a different light. While the practices of the Chinese government supporting the Sudaneese government is contrary to what we would hope; we had the opportunity to see the Beijingren (the locals of Beijing) have such excitement and pride over the games coming to their city and country. And it made me get excited for the games all over again! So, tonight (and for the next 2 weeks) I will be anxiously awaiting the 2008 Olympic Games!