"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wendy's is at the top of the list of the 100 Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces

Who was it that said that flipping burgers was a bad thing?

In 2007, The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced a list of employers with the best adoption benefits in the nation. Rankings were based on the amount of financial reimbursement and paid leave for employees who adopt.

On May 1st, a new list for 2008 was released. Wendy’s, headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is #1 by offering up to $23,300. (!!!) in financial reimbursement and up to six weeks of paid leave for employees who adopt. That totally rocks!!!

Wendy’s was among more than 50 companies who enhanced or established adoption benefits as a result of what they learned from the Foundation’s first Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace list last year.

Check out the 2008 list HERE.

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Monday, June 2, 2008

Watching water boil...

I've been asked lately how it's going with the new adoption. "What new adoption?" is my first thought.

Have you ever stood over a big pot of water waiting for it to boil? Well, that's what it feels like. Yet, as God promised with our last three children, I know He's working behind the scenes. I've yet to once pray about this situation and feel that maybe it's not what we should be doing. I always end up with that same inexplicable peace in knowing that He's got it under control. So, trust me....I've been praying A LOT!

I know His timing is perfect and if I meddle with His perfection, chances are pretty good it'll end up being disastrous. So, I continue to stand over the huge pot, watching and praying for teeny-tiny bubbles to form at the bottom.

I'll close with one of the entries in my journal for this adoption. I just love it when God does little things like this!! :)

May 18, 2008

God keep’s showing me little signs. Today we drove past two little girls with an adorable lemonade stand, selling lemonade for 25 cents a cup. They waved and we kept going. I felt bad and told Scott to turn around and buy a couple of cups of lemonade from them.

We pulled up and asked for 2 cups, the little girl hands them to me. I give one to Scott and keep one. When I look at my cup, it’s got “Diego” on the cup with big letters next to it that say “African Adventure”. Thank you Lord! You made my day!

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