Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Court Date

We received word yesterday that we have been assigned a court date....June 10th. We are so excited to be already in that process and are prayerful and hopeful that the process would be quick. We could see our babies by the beginning of July! We are soooo excited and now so busy with preparing for TWINS!!! I am just now realizing the reality of the news and am getting so excited!

I also wanted to quickly share two of the many answered prayers....

1. A simple prayer that I thought impossible after months of jumping at every phone call....I so desired and prayed that I would have a peace on the day of "the call" I didn't want to be so obsessively nervous about getting the call, that I couldn't even enjoy the moment. I can honestly say that I thought that this prayer was unanswerable...but I can gladly report that I wasn't even thinking of "the call" that day (we had just returned from Disney and it was Beau's bday)....it was a wonderful moment and although I was so excited and was crying and had to ask Natalie (our caseworker) to hold a few times while I disciplined our wild kids.....I was so thankful that the Lord had given me His peace and the ability to enjoy every moment!

2. A bigger prayer...I had prayed before we started and throughout these 8 months of waiting that if possible that the Lord would allow our children to be with their birthmother/family for as long as possible. Now if they were in an orphanage I wanted the Lord to rush them to us of course...so I prayed that too. I was very picky and specific in my prayers I guess:) But I deeply wanted the Lord to give their Ethiopian family as much time as possible with them. And the little we know about their story has given me such a beautiful picture of how God answered this prayer. What a gift to me...to see how the Lord answered that prayer. And what a gift to B and Y as they had that precious time. I am just amazed by it all and so thankful for every piece of this journey. And it honestly makes me not "miss" the milestones (first smile, sitting up, etc) we have missed with them....I am so thankful that others got to live those milestones with them. God is so good and in every detail!!!

13 comments:

Lori said...

I'm so excited for you!! We also received our court date for June 10th. It doesn't seem real to be at this point, does it? We'll be praying for you! Please pray for us as well!
God Bless!
Lori

Amber said...

I am absolutely ecstatic for you all. That is so awesome to get a court date so soon! PTL!
If you need someone to care for your pets, plants or whatever else while you are in Ethiopia, we are happy to do that. Let us know what we can do. You must be on cloud 9! I can't wait to follow along with your journey on your blog.

Jana said...

oh my goodness!!! So excited about your court date!!!! We'll be praying. God is good.

The Roberts Family said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!! Rejoicing that you have a court date and praying all goes through smooth the first time and you are on that plane SOON!! :) Much love, Shelly

The Albertsons said...

This is fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing about your prayers, too. It's amazing to see God work through this world... even with all the distance between us and our children. Amazing.
Congrats! Praying for you to pass court the first time...
becca

Kimberly Baggett said...

i am so glad your court date has come so quickly!! we will continue to pray until you have the babies in your arms!! it was great talking with you and sharing your joy! hope we can connect again soon!!! B and Y are just beautiful!!!

Jim and Debbie said...

How wonderful that you received your court date so quickly! Praying you make it through the first time so you can get those precious little ones home as soon as possible.
Blessings,
Debbie

emily said...

So incredible! What a blessing to get such a quick court date. Praying for a successful first trip. ;)

David Leventhal said...

Missy & I couldn't be more excited for you guys! We are overflowing with joy as we think about the Lord's kindness to you guys and to your sweet children.

We love you guys!
- David & Missy

Rebecca said...

June 10th?! So speedy! I'm so excited for you guys and will be praying!

Seeking Truth said...

Okay, you have got to be my favorite blogger! I just love your perspective and I thank you for sharing your thoughts. My husband and I have been researching adoption and yesterday we made the decision that Ethiopia is the country in which we are going to adopt. We were considering China, Korea, Ethiopia and Haiti. Our hearts have been lead to Ethiopia and we long to start this journey! Congrats on your good news!!!

Kimberly Baggett said...

We are doing okay....just trying to NOT think the call is coming any time soon, so I don't get disappointed. How are y'all holding up with all the new delays? We continue to pray for y'all in hopes you can bring them home soon!

Eric & Tara said...

If you want to send me your email address, I have a picture or two of your little sweeties! I know Pam took a bunch for you but if you want I will send another one or two your way! My email is: daisytara@hotmail.com