Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Round 2

I have been wanting to post all day. I really have.

The problem? I have no words!
A lot of conflicting emotions--Yes.

We have court tomorrow in Ethiopia (which will actually be sometime during the night b/c they are 8 hours ahead of us). Again.

As most of you already know, we didn't pass the first time (on my birthday, no less).
A necessary paper didn't make its way there & a birth relative was unable to be there due to illness. That's been 2 weeks ago.

Well, here we are. I want to tell you that I woke up this morning in great anticipation & confidence that this would be it. I would be looking like Pinnochio if I did.

Poor Joe.

But here's where God is so good....He really blessed me today through the care & encouragement of some wonderful friends. I received phone calls, a text, some comments on my blog, emails & instant message things (I'm still learning FB) that totally picked me up & dusted me off. These girls get this crazy emotional roller coaster of adoption from a "Mommy" perspective, & I am blessed by their willingness to lovingly kick me in the butt lift me up.

So, here we go. I'm ready for Round 2. I may not be confident in the outcome, but I'm confident that come celebrating or commiserating, we're not alone. And that's good news.


Pam said...

Welcome to the different roller coaster ride called INTERNATIONAL adoption. :) It's a crazy ride all it's own. LOL!
Praying for you friend! It's ok to be a wreck....we've all been there!
Hugs & love!

Meredith said...

Praying!!!!!! For peace of mind and a restful night for you, and that by this time tomorrow the little man will officially be yours!

Christie said...


I'm confident that no matter what, we serve a sovereign God who knows all of our desires. A perfect God who knew what this day would bring before the foundation of the earth. And a loving God that has you right in the palm of his awesome hand.

Praying for you!


Maureen said...

I'm feeling good Dardi!!! All my fingers and toes crossed that everyone was healthy enough to travel and that good news will come swiftly!

Sharon said...

I SO understand where you're at!!! It's such a hard spot...know I'm praying here in Minnesota!

Doug and Monica said...

Praying for you friend!! Can't wait to celebrate and get our boys together on this side of the ocean:)

one + one said...

Right there with you and hoping we BOTH have big cause for celebration tomorrow. :)

Adeye said...

Waiting for GREAT NEWS my friend!!!!

I know our God can, and WILL, do it.

Hang in there.