Saturday, July 11, 2009

Court Delay

So I guess this is the best way to hear news. Sitting on the beach on vacation with dear, old friends (well, hey, we aren't OLD, but I mean friends we have had a long time -- you know, since college, some since elementary school, so for 20 to 35 years, hmmmm, I guess that does sound old). Anyways, sweet Natalie calls.

There is an Ethiopian governmental agency that must make an opinion for our case before the court will make a ruling. This agency just closed for 2 weeks, starting last Wednesday (nothing like NO notice), to do a training of sorts, and will reopen July 23. Oh, if they had just waited a...few...more...days. Honestly, why not wait until the court closure for the rainy season? Certainly makes sense to me. And....you would think they would put us at the top of the list of cases needing opinions, but it just doesn't work that way. Natalie is hoping we get a new court date before the court closures. We will see. NOTHING has gone smoothly this go 'round, so I am guarding my heart again.

God allows hardships to those He loves, and promises to help us develop a more Christ-like character as we walk through the hardships. We are awed that He loves us like that and are trying to persevere during this current ache. Isn't there a verse out there saying something outlandish like, "rejoice always" and "in everything, give thanks." Another walk by faith.

12 comments:

emily said...

Oh girl, I have thought of you daily since this news! The road is hard but God is good. Praying for you.

Amanda and Co. said...

I'm so sorry there's another delay. It seems like there are just so many obstacles standing in the way for your family's journey. I hope that after this bump-there are few (if any) left.

Holly said...

ah, bummer... It's difficult to see another delay isn't it? I pray that your case is still heard before court closure.

Jen said...

Praying for you and that good news comes soon. I love your post and your perspective. Since we are waiting for a court date... I needed to hear it, too.

The Albertsons said...

i agree, at least you were with friends on vacation... softens the blow a bit, i guess. sending you lots of love. praying that it will all be figured out sooner rather than later...
love love..
becca

Ryane said...

We are delayed as well. Our court date was to be on the 22nd. However, our wait has been nothing compared to yours. The wait time since we received our referral (less than 2 months) has been the hardest part of this whole year+ process. I can only imangine how hard it must be for you guys since you have "known" your daughter from the get-go.

Know that you are in our prayers.
Ryane

Tara said...

ugh!!!!!!!! i hate that, i'm so sorry, i hate waiting and it seems that's all i do!

Monica said...

I'm so sorry. I am praying that you are able to get through court before the rainy season.

The Roberts Family said...

PRAYING here!!!! I was SO excited for this week for you ...... ugh ... delays .... so painfully difficult. We're cheerin' you on!!! And miss ya so much. ~Shelly

Sparkz said...

Yeah you would think they would give priority to a few of you guys. You J, A, &T, Leap of Faith, etc. You all have been waiting forever. I can't believe it. I hate that you all are waiting. I coudln't agree more about waiting a bit longer and getting these children HOME before court closure! I just keep praying that something happens and you guys get a court date and through court before the closures come. So, we are hoping that the finish line comes into view for you soon and that getting there is easier and faster than expected!

Cat and Mark said...

Small bit of (potential) good news. Nothing official has been announced, but there are a lot of (somewhat substantiated) rumors that the courts will NOT close this year to catch up on the backlog of cases! I'm praying you move through quickly either way.

Did you end up finding anything about the TB testing? Have they already done that yet?

Paula said...

So sorry. It seems that nothing in this process is easy. Praying that you have Baby B home with you SOON.