Last Friday was so crazy I haven’t even had a chance to post this yet! But we got a call from AWAA for our court date!! We are finally going to get to “touch our kids,” as our 8-yr-old boy put it! Our court date in Ethiopia is Nov. 4 and so we fly out Oct. 31 and return Nov. 9, while Grandma comes to stay with our other three here in IL. We will get to spend time with Aidan and Eva a few hours everyday, as well as do some sight seeing and visiting other orphanages, etc. Families do not always pass court the first time (usually because the court wants some Ethiopian paperwork written differently), but we will have made our appearance and will not have to stay for the following court dates. After we pass, we will return to Ethiopia again 4-12 weeks later for our US Embassy appointment and to bring our kids HOME!!! (We are praying that is before Christmas!) We are SOOO excited!!!
Our wonderful phone call came during our busy garage sale we had that weekend! We explained that everything was “for donation for our adoption” and people were very generous! We made over $1100!! Thank you, Lord! Our two upcoming trips will be about $5-6,000 each, so if you are interested in helping with that, please click on the fundraising tab above.
Please be in prayer for our upcoming trip and for our first meeting with our kids! Keep watch on our blog as we will post a video of them when we officially pass court! We will also try to journal our trip some on the blog if the internet in Ethiopia cooperates. Pray also for all the planning and packing and thesis writing that needs to happen between now and then! And lastly, please pray for Aidan, our 4.5 yr old boy who has the mumps. 🙁 Our hearts yearn to hold and take care of him and to love on them both! Thanks again for being a part of our journey!