Monday, December 28, 2009

Court Date!!!!

We received an email from our agency this morning letting us know that January 21, 2010 will be our first court date in Ethiopia!!! Of course we are thrilled. We realize that there's a 50/50 chance that we won't pass court the first time, but it's a step in the right direction. After all, if we're going to pass on court date #2 or #3, there's gotta first be a #1, right?

We had a wonderful Christmas together as a family, and spent some special time remembering our adoption process and our adoption in Christ. The boys each received an Ethiopia t-shirt and the girls each got an "Ethiopian" baby doll and a bracelet with all the colors of the Ethiopian flag.

Sometime early last week, our little guy received the care package we set and saw our pictures for the very first time! The family who so graciously delivered our care package returned from Ethiopia this past weekend and emailed us some new pictures last night!!! So exciting to see more of our little guy, to see him sucking the lollipop we sent, wearing the outfit we sent, holding the toys we sent, and looking at pictures of us! Of course, our hearts ache to see him, to bring him home, but we are thankful for the little glimpses that we get through these pictures. Lord willing, I will be getting another care package ready to be sent with another family who will be traveling in a couple of weeks.

I received three more vaccination shots today. So, my arm's a little sore again, and it's possible I'll get some flu-like symptoms from the yellow fever shot, but we'll see. Joe and I are purposely going a week apart for this shot so that if we start feeling lousy, at least it won't be at the same time!

Well, I'd like to think of a creative way to end this post, but my mind is pretty much fried right now. Hopefully I'll be able to get some Christmas pics downloaded from my camera and posted sometime this week. So that's it, I'm done :o)


kelbel said...

Just caught up on all your posts! Hope you had a great Christmas!!! So happy to hear about your court date! I feel like your process is really flying. That is so exciting!!! We will be lifting you up in prayer!


Christy said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! So excited about the update! Praying the court appt. goes well and that you feel better from your shots. A mocha could help!!!!

Esther said...

Yay!!! It's so exciting to see a date and watch it approach. Thanks for the update!!

Andrew and Esther Brunk said...

Wow! We'll be praying for the first Court Date. This long process is part of His beautiful plan for your entire family. However one day soon you will be able to hold your little guy and tell him face-to-face how much you love him. Until then, we're still praying!