"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Two years ago we passed court...wow...time goes so fast (when you are not waiting for court!)

It's hard to believe that two years have gone by since we got a phone call with the most amazing news...I will never forget it.  I was driving home from subbing and the director of our agency called me on my cell phone. Now, I don't usually talk on the phone while I drive, but when the area code of our agency came up, my heart dropped...I knew that it might be good news.  Susan, the director, asked me if I was sitting down and then proceeded to tell me that we had "passed court."  Our agency had a policy of not telling families when they were going to have a court date.  They preferred to wait to tell families when they had everything in order and the child was already cleared by the Ethiopian courts.  I know things are very different now, but I have to say, this was a very sweet way of finding out that Grace was legally our daughter.  

two years ago...our referral picture
so sweet...holding a chunk of bread and standing with a sign that said "Hiwot, F/3"
What a miracle.  I am still in awe of how smoothly everything went.  
After we received the news that we "passed court,"  it was only two short months until we were heading to Ethiopia to meet and bring home our sweet girl.
We were so blessed...  
I continue to pray for families who are waiting for their referral and for families who are caught up in the middle of newer policies and procedures.  
"For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him."
1 Samuel 1:27


  1. What a beautiful and amazing transformation!! God is good.

  2. Miraculous. She is beautiful.

    Your posts and pictures are such an encouragement to me as we are caught up in this wait that seems like it will stretch into forever. Today we are 18 months on the waitlist...with probably another 15-18 months of waiting for a referral in front of us...and the knowledge that those little ones in care are staying there longer than ever now. Sigh...