Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Small Miracle

At this point I will take any good news I can get. I found out that MOWA has sent in their supporting statement and now it needs to go back to the judge to be signed (a formality) and then they give us a new court date. This all should be done within the next couple of weeks. I was told that they are now booking court into mid Oct. and that seems like an eternity away especially since we have waited so long. Pray that we will get one before that. It's a possibility since we have already done the birth family court . I'm not sure how it works but I'm guessing that those with mid Oct court dates are that late because they have to do birth family court before that and court only resumes Sept. 26th. Please pray with me that we will get a early court date.
2 more months!!!!! It seems like forever but it isn't really.
I received this info today while in the car and was listening to a Christian radio station. A few minutes after the call a song by Downhere (I think that's the name) came on and the few lyrics that stood out were "HOPE, IT IS RISING.....". So suitable for the moment. It does feel like hope is bubbling up and that there is possibly an end in site.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Downer Posts

I've noticed that most of my posts recently have been fairly depressing. Although the news we have been receiving has been grim, we do have wonderful things happening in our lives. With this blog I just tend to focus on my adoption which has been facing many hurdles recently. The wonderful things in our lives are named Kyle, Rachel, Kelsey and Zach. Our children are what keeps us going. God has blessed us with amazing kids. Not perfect- but amazing. Our oldest (16) has switched jobs this summer. Instead of working in a grocery store stocking shelves he is doing construction and learning new skills. He has gotten his license and has become very independent. My grey hairs have tripled since he bought a motorcycle. Rachel (15) is busy working as a cashier at our local pharmacy. Loves her job and loves interacting with the elderly. I still have to chauffeur her around a lot. My other 2 are working on the farm hoeing some peppers and keeping busy having as many friends over as possible. Summer for kids is a magical time.

I've also been trying to focus on some positive things with Eyob.
-yes he is still in the orphanage but he is being taking care of and being loved. I've heard great reports about this orphanage. I'm thankful that with all the drought and starvation that is happening in Ethiopia, my little guy is being fed.
-in the big scheme of things, a few months won't matter that much. Yes, it is torture right now but in the end it will be worth it.
-knowing that we won't make court somewhat relaxs me. There is nothing we can do about it now and I don't feel this pressure that I had before.
-I do have a referal. At the rate referals have been coming in I need to be greatful that I have Eyob.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Probably won't make court closure

We found out today that the response we are waiting for from MOWA has not come and will not for a while. In light of this we are certain that we will not make court closure and am trying to wrap my head around that one. 2 more months of waiting. Not that it matters if we had made court closure. We more than likely would not have had the MOWA letter and would have been left waiting for that which would have come sometime in Aug. Then the courts would have had to sign off on that which they could not do because they are closed.
THOUGHT- Do you think MOWA will be on the ball for a while when courts reopen. Would we still be left waiting for the illusive letter from them or would it be ready for our court date??? HMMM. For those that would have court end of Sept., would they sail through? MOWA could not be behind at that point could they?

Friday, July 15, 2011

No news yet!!!

For all those who are curious as to what happened on Tuesday, we are still actually in the same boat as you. CURIOUS!!  We have received no news. I talked to Steve yesterday and he said the dreaded words " we'll contact you when we have received any info" . Honestly, wouldn't they know something by now. In the adoption world I have come to associate "no news" with " bad news".
The good news is that I have received 2 updates on Eyob through friends that were at the orphanage. It is bittersweet. I love to hear things about him but it makes me more homesick for him. He sounds like a wonderful little boy who loves to play and smile. I am thrilled to hear that because our referral pictures show a serious and sad boy.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Quick Update

We found out today that we are still waiting for one more thing before they can give us a court date. The investigation was complete by the July 1st birth-mother court date and now they are waiting for MOWA to respond to an amended document which is supposed to be done by July 12th. They will then hopefully give us a court date. It would be a miracle if we get one before closure which is somewhere around the 7th or 8th of August. Pray that we can get a date before the closure.
Thanks also for all your encouraging comments and personal e-mails. I was in B.C. recently and able to have a visit with Claire and it meant so much to be able to talk about this with someone who understands. Thanks so much Claire. One day we'll be able to look back and know this was all worth it.