Prayer ~ The past few weeks I have been having horrible allergy attacks at night, typically around 1am-5am that are keeping me up for several hours a night, sneezing, coughing and trying to breath. I think this is the worst they have ever been. They seem to improve significantly during the day (although not always completely). I can't take any medications right now although a few nights I have just given up and taken half a claritin (half dose) and that has really helped (but I hate doing that and do so sparingly). So I'm asking you to pray for this if you think of it! It is really wearing on me to miss so much sleep every night and I find myself exhausted throughout the day...I would really appreciate your prayers for this (somewhat minor but annoying) prayer request. If you think of it to pray during your afternoon (around 1pm-4pm your time in the States), that should be about the time it is really keeping me up. Thank you for your prayers in this!
If you know any good natural remedies that might help, feel free to comment! I feel like I'm doing almost all I know to do!
Praise ~ We made it through our week without Steve while he was in India....He leaves in 7 days for China!
Praise ~ On a very happy note, the weather has finally cooled down and is absolutely beautiful right now. We are enjoying cooler evenings and mornings, can turn the fans off and wear a light sheet at night, can put jeans back on (thankfully I'm still fitting into non maternity so able to wear those a little longer while I figure out some maternity pants), and enjoying mostly gorgeous sunny (some rainy) warm (but not hot) afternoons. It has been great - I hardly want to be inside and try to find every excuse possible to be out and about soaking it up! Praise the Lord for surviving the heat this summer with no air conditioning and without overheating!
Praise ~ And an even happier note, did you check out that thermometer on the right hand side? It went up!! We passed the $7,000 mark - Praise the Lord!! So exciting! We had been sitting at *almost* $7,000 for so long, it feels great to make it past and to be just about one fourth of the way to our adoption funding need. So happy - and so thankful to each of you who have (and are) donating and blessed us financially on this journey. Praise the Lord for generous hearts, those who donated and those who will donate - I know He will bring in everything we need to bring this child home!