The hours this week have been crawling. It’s less than 48 hours till our court date in Ethiopia, and my nerves are jangling. I am so much hoping to hear from our agency on Friday that we’ve passed and that the adoption of our girls is final. I’m already jumping every time the phone rings. This makes no logical sense because there’s no way I’ll have news before Friday. Also, news that we’ve passed will most likely come via email. They’ll only phone if it is bad news.

I keep telling myself if it turns out they are missing a bit of paperwork or that the judge needs more information, it wouldn’t be the end of the world. Court doesn’t close till early August, after all. We could get rescheduled for a second court date and still have plenty of time to pass before the courts close for the holiday. But oh, I long to have it settled. To know that they are ours. To be only a month or so from leaving to get them.

Could y’all send your prayers and positive thoughts towards Ethiopia? I would so much appreciate it….

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  1. Prayers on their way.

  2. My prayers are with you 🙂

  3. Sending prayers for your family and that everything goes fine. Hang in there. I know waiting must be excruciating.


  4. Oh…I’d be antsy pantsy too!!! Thanks for sharing!!! praying for that court date, for the Lord’s hand to be on the judge and all the papers, and for your girls (most importantly) as they prepare for quite an adjustment!!!

  5. Oh, I’m excited for you! I can only imagine how nerve racking this is.
    At least with labor you KNOW its going to happen within this time frame. This could be a long drawn out pain, or could just fly bye.
    Praying for a fly-bye!

  6. Mary,

    I will continue to pray that God will bring your girls home to you quickly.

  7. i will too mary…

  8. I feel very positive that it is going to work out. I know it is horrible to wait for something this important.

  9. Praying for all y’all.

  10. already done! 🙂 i am thinking of you often… grace and peace to you and your family.

  11. Praying as requested, Mary. 🙂

  12. Praying for your family!

  13. Mary, I am so excited for you. I’m so far behind on catching up on everyone’s blogs (including yours) that I was surprised to see that you are so close to getting your girls! I will certainly be praying for you, your family and those children who will soon be a part of your household. How wonderful!