Sunday, August 10, 2008

October 17th

We have a new court date....October 17th. We are hopeful that we can then bring the twins home a few weeks following that date. As we enter yet another season of waiting...we are still learning what it means to fully trust in the Lord's perfect plan...

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9

A note on the previous post...I included a portion of Ephesians 3...I was "randomly" reading that paragraph a few minutes before our case worker called. I knew I was waiting to find out when we would be allowed to bring the babies home and I was stealing a few minutes of time to myself....I read "to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine" and I just stopped and thought "Oh NO!"....I thought "Lord I know my vision and desires are so limited...I just want these babies home....help me to trust in what You have planned" Then the phone rang....and tonight I still am "trying" to learn through the tears what it means to trust in what He has planned.

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hooray for a court date! I know it has helpful (and hopeful)to have a timeline during the wait. Praying for lots of good news on the 17th!
Rebecca

The Albertsons said...

Praying for you... I know it's a lot to process. We just can't know sometimes. Why do you have to wait more??? Only God knows. But I pray that you'll feel His comfort during this time... and that Oct. 17th is a total success!!!
love
becca

Lori S said...

October 17th is our new court date as well. I'm also learning to trust in God as I wait.
I'll pray for lots of success on the 17th!

Wes said...

Celebrating with you guys the setting of the court date!! Very cool. Brandy and I are so privileged to have a front row seat to how God is consistently glorified in your lives and in your responses to all that life throws at you guys. Thank you both for your consistent challenge to me and Brandy in resting in the sovereignty of God. Beck and Deshi are blessed to have you guys as their parents.

The Roberts Family said...

SO glad to see this post!! You can count on us all praying for you as you wait until that big day! May His mercies be new and bountiful each morning for you, my dear sister. Much love, Shelly

Rebecca said...

What a great day to look forward to! It's really only 2 months and 5 days away :)

Praying that all our cases are successful!!

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

Oh, I am hurting right along with you. He says "My thoughts are not your thoughts and my ways are not your ways." UGH! I have had that verse in my head forever during this process! You are so heavy on my heart and in my prayers! I just want you to know that you are heavy on my heart and in my prayers. We will be in Addis on the 31st and I would love to take anything for you and to load you up on pictures! Let me know how I can help.
Much Love,
Kristy
growinginfaithandfamily@gmail.com

~Laura~ said...

YAY!! A new court date. I know you wanted to go before court closing but this is awesome. Won't be long now!

Sarah Tucker said...

love your heart and you girl! Praying with you continually.

Mrs. Kensington said...

We are headed to Ethiopia in two weeks. We would love to bring back a video of your babies for you. Email me
jandc@j-and-c-family.net