Saturday, October 31, 2009


Yep - nesting away over here!! In the last few weeks I have completely redone the 3 main bathrooms in our house and am really contemplating painting my kitchen cabinets! It's not like the new kids are going to care - it is more like I have to do something with all the nervous energy I have..... now if we could get travvel dates (and Estifanos through court).

Friday, October 23, 2009

Court news!!! one down one to go!!!

Well just last night we were talking about how we knew this was going to be the hard part - waiting for court, waiting for a date waiting , waiting , waiting.

Then this morning I opened my email to find a big surprise!! Apparently our court date was today and while we were sleeping Alemtsehaye officially became a Grover!!! Estifanos did not. there was a piece missing from his file and they will try again on Nov 25 - eeerrrrggghh. We are really hoping that they will get the paper and slip his case in earlier than that.

So what does that mean in terms of travel??? well we really don't know at this point. It seems like we will be able to get Alemtsehaye home soon (like before Christmas!!!) and hopefully Estifanos too - so join us in praying for favor for Estifanos to pass court soon (like next week!!) and for early travel dates!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I don't want to forget

Please let me not forget this desperate longing for Estifanos and Alemtsehaye to be home. When we are in the midst of settling in and are sleep deprived, when there are upsets over rules and new foods let me not forget how much I wish they were here right now. When there are tears and visits to the doctor let me not forget how hard I am praying for a court date. Please Lord let me not forget that as much as I love them you love them more - that as much as I think it is more than time for our court date - you are in control, that as much as I have a plan - you have THE PLAN. Please Lord - let me not forget this longing for them to be tucked up in their beds here in our house, safe and sound at last.

And let me never forget the 147 million more who are not safe and sound in anyone's house or anyone's dreams . . .