Thursday, June 24, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
we got word today.
our daughter's birth certificate has been issued.
they are working on securing her passport.
our tentative Embassy date is July 6th.
*I know this sounds to most like alot of "adoption lingo"
this is what it means;
once a birth certificate & passport are issued, we receive our invitation to travel.
there are only two travel dates/Embassy appointments available in July.
July 6th is the first.
(and we weren't expecting to get it)
We have spoken to a suggested Travel agent & have put on hold our tickets for departure.
As of right now, we will take off for Ethiopia on Wednesday, June 30th!
Oh My Goodness!!!!
It's hard to believe this is happening....
we are excited!
we are nervous!
we are elated!
we are so many things.
we are so very close to holding our daughter in our arms!
***So much to do, so little time!
we'll let you know when we know more, and plans are more definite!
Please keep us in your prayers.
Trusting in the Lord...
Monday, June 14, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
even though our court date isn't until tomorrow,
I found myself awake & sleepless last night :(
took the "toss-n-turn" moments to pray;
for families who were awaiting their court news today,
for the children we long to hold in our arms,
for peace in the outcome,
for total trust in God's plans/timing.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
edited: Of the 4 known families with court dates today June 7, 2010 - All 4 passed!
Praise the Lord!
Friday, June 4, 2010
"T" is officially ours according to the Ethiopian government,
(in our hearts, she's been ours since the moment we laid eyes on her)
and prayerfully we will be invited to travel & bring
her home to her forever family, 4-8 weeks later.
If we do not pass;
we will do whatever we can as far as it depends on us,
what's needed to be successful at the next scheduled court date.
Please pray with us, as we anxiously approach June 8, 2010!
Praying for continued peace & trust in His perfect plans :)
* We'll keep you posted... unsure how quickly we'll hear...?
Thank you in advance for your support & prayers... We are grateful!
"The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still." Exodus 14:14