Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Info

We finally got the new information that was promised us! The boys are bigger and look a lot happier. They still are not smiling, but the are not scared and unsure of what is happening anymore.
They both have had some small medical issues, but are doing fine now. Preston has chicken pox, and we are sad because we want to be there with him.
They are doing great socially and play well with each other and the other kids in the Transition Center.
They are officially in the capital city now, waiting for us to come pick them up!
Our court date is scheduled for Friday, and we are praying that we will pass with no problems, so we can travel next month! God is so good and so faithful!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bly and Klamath Falls

Today was an amazing day for us. I do not have any pictures, as our battery on the camera died and I did not pack the charger. That will have to change after we pick up the boys!

We were in Bly and Klamath Falls today and both places were amazing. They are both growing and healthy, and reponded very well to what we were saying. We are so excited about the change to share our dream and visions for China; as well as show off the pictures of the boys!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Court Date 1

Today was our supposed to be our court date, which would legally give us guardianship of our boys. We were excited about this, but last week the MOWA suddenly closed. They had to write the letters that go with our court file to the judge. As a result, we did not clear court today, and are very disappointed. We are grieving a little bit, even though nothing has changed. The only difference is now, we have to wait a few more weeks for our boys.

We know God is in control, and He knows all the details. He knows when we need to be back in China, when we need to be fully funded. I know we can trust Him with every detail of ours lives; but I am human and sometimes forget these things. So while we are sad, we look forward to that incredible day when we can finally see our boys, and become our forever family.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Good Day!

No pictures, sorry. But we had an amazing day in Springfield, OR. We go to talk about China twice, in 2 different places. Both had a lot of questions and were very receptive to what we were saying. Yeah!

On another note, we are anxious about what tomorrow brings as far as news about the court closures, and our court date. Praying for good news, but being prepared for news we do not want to hear. All we know is God is in control, and He will be faithful and take care of us and our little boys!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Possible Delay

Today we got some shocking and disappointing news. The Ethiopian Ministry of Woman's Affairs, suddenly decided to close for several weeks. This agency is important as they have to write a letter that is submitted to the Ethiopian court in support of our adoption. If that does not happen, the court date can not proceed as scheduled.

So we are disappointed, and grieving a little but, even though we do not know what this closure means for sure. At best we have a short delay, at worst the delay is several month. No adoption agency is totally clear on what this means, so we are waiting for more information. I will keep you all updated, thanks for your prayers and support.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Court Date

We found out today that our court date is next week, July 15th. We are so excited, a little scared, and incredibly happy. Please pray that all goes well, and we pass the first time. We are so anxious to hold our boys in our arms, and bring them home to their forever family!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

St. Louis

Today St. Louis, tomorrow back to Oregon. Enjoy the pictures.