A sparrow when I'm broken, and eagle when I fly.....

Welcome to my world. I am an ordinary wife and mom who has been extraordinarily blessed by an amazing husband and house full of beautiful children. My prayer is that you will be somehow blessed by our family's story. It is a tale of God's grace and forgiveness...His loving kindness and patience with us His children as we strive & struggle everyday to bless His name with our lives

Saturday, January 31, 2009

time for change

Okay. I feel done with being glum. When depressed I am quiet and being quiet makes me more depressed...stupid. I am done with being quiet. The sun peeked through a couple days this week and it was awesome. Didn't warm up all that much but still an improvement. There is just something about the sun shinning on your head that makes your step lighter and the world a better place.

It is hard that the boys didn't pass court last week. We were disappointed but not terribly surprised. Many court cases are not passing the first time nowadays. The Ethiopian adoption court is getting much pickier about a lot of stuff including the paperwork for court. This is good in the long run. Everyone wants a finely tuned and precise system for adoption in Ethiopia. It is the best for the children and the families. Now that all these wrinkles and new document requirements are being ironed out the time to get through court is taking longer and cases backing up. That is why when a case doesn't pass first time, it takes weeks to get rescheduled. For our agency it is about six weeks out, other agencies may be more or less according to their case load. This delay for us means the boys are at least another three months delayed in coming home. In our case it sounds like it was a minor paperwork issue and missing signature on one document. We we were told it shouldn't be an issue to resolve quickly. We just have to wait for next available court date March 5th. Some families I know have had four court dates. We are counting on passing next time!

There is lots of projects around here to work on to keep busy. The most fun "work" is doing things to get ready for two more little ones. I am also turning over a new blogging leaf....I am bound and determined to post more often and get more writing done. One goal I had this year was to send out a birthday post for every child this year. In my "quietness" on the blog I have already missed five birthdays this month! Oh my. So rather than give up already in January I am just going to catch up and keep up with my blogging goal. Be prepared for a string of birthday posts

getting ready to go out on date with my sweetie Mike, dinner AND a movie!


Melinda said...

Happy to see you post again and with a great attitude. I will be praying the 2nd one is it for you and the boys. I can't wait to meet them and give them lot's of love from their mom!

sageluv said...

Julee I want to hang out with YOU!!!

You are a GREAT Woman, Wife and Mother... I am proud to know and grow from your example!!!

Irene said...

Met some of your friends last night at a dinner party. So I thought I'd stop lurking and let you know I'm a follower of your blog. How on earth do you manage to go out on dates? Impressive. May you be led into more and more freedom by the one Who sets us free.

Jan and Randy said...

I hope your next court date is successful and your children are home soon. I hope Gezehegn is better. That little sprite is such a sweetie. My husband kept going on and on about him.

(My husband took several pics that I sent you back in 2008)

Barbara. said...

Our second court date is also March 5. I decided to go to Addis in late March whether or not we pass court. You inspire me to be a fearless mommy to my kids-to-be. Thank you! BW in WV