Thursday, January 24, 2008


feeling blue!
we got a phone call today telling us that our court date has been postponed. belay(our power of attorney) showed up at the courts today to deliver some paperwork and noticed that the dates for the 30th had been pushed to the 4th of february. bummer! this has nothing to do with us just rescheduling. but i must tell you five days tacked on to this wait seem excruciating. please continue to pray we make it through on the 4th. there is still the possibility for another postponement come the 4th. and i have begun to feel like if it could happen it will...i do not like giving in to those fears. it is in God's hands.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Budro #1, Big Brother...Micah

My little boy. I have been thinking a lot over the course of this adoption how things would affect our oldest son and how he would handle the changes. We have done lots of talking and role playing. It has been a long wait for us, but I know it has been a very long wait for him. He is so ready for his baby brother to come home. We pray for Micah and Isaac everyday that God is preparing each of them for the changes and that He would show us how best to raise our precious gifts from God.

Here are a few pictures of our boy over the past couple months. Sorry, some are sideways!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

7 is becoming a theme...

Seventeen weeks of waiting for a referral and seven weeks of waiting for a court date, but HOORAY we have one! Natalie called today and gave us a court date of January 30th. We are thrilled! She also mentioned that there are those unfortunate delays occurring, so beware. I told her I was well aware, do to the many blogging friends that have been caught up in them. We hope to breeze right through and be in Ethiopia before the end of February. PLEASE continue to pray for our sweet boy who is 15 months today and that we make it through court in one try. Thank you to everyone who continues to care and pray and post the most encouraging comments. I count so many of you as friends. We are truly blessed!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Check It Out...

Just For You.
It has a new face and some new additons.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Another day...

Well we have completed five weeks of waiting for a court date with no end in sight, I feel. We were told when we received the referral it would be 2-4 weeks for a date. I spoke with Natalie this week to find out what is taking so long. She said the courts pick at random and it can sometimes take this long.

I do feel the anxiety of it all creeping in all over again. Sometimes I get this feeling it will never end and we will be in perpetual adoption limbo. I do not like these feeling or expressing them for fear of giving in to them and therefore not trusting God to be in control of ALL things. I constantly have to remind myself that God wants what is best for our family and this wait is creating that. My prayer is that I never give in to the temptation to believe the lies that this will not end well or that it will not end at all.

I hate to sound like such a downer. I do not want to come across that way. My faith is strong and my hope is in the Lord and his faithfulness. I also know that His love and patience with my ups and downs will never change. He holds me tight and gives me strength to endure another week or another month, however long it takes.

"For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications!
In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, for you will answer me. There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.
All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before you O Lord, and they shall glorify Your name. For you are great and do wondrous deeds; You alone are God."
Psalms 86:5-10