Well the day has come to sing our praises to the Lord. Many months ago I wrote on Meseret's garment of praise and today she wore it at her embassy appointment. There were many days when I wondered if this dress would fit our daughter by the time she got to put it on, but it fit perfectly. God is good and we are blessed! Another surprise happened this morning. Rachel our guide came to our room unexpectedly and told us that Aster, the director for Kids Care orphanage, was going to take us to court to appeal for Beautiful E! Apparently this was possible ONLY because Ray and I are in Ethiopia. So after our embassy appointment we were escorted to Kids Care to meet Aster. She graciously offered us an amazing Ethiopian meal. Apparently she was already having guests from Sweden and we were able to eat with all of them. It was delicious. As a side note, Meseret is a BIG eater and she helped herself to the meal as well. After we finished eating we went with the administrator for Kids Care (I can't remember his name, Aster, and the legal aide, Germachew to court. We sat and sat and sat and finally those three had some business to do, then came back and sat some more. All said we were there at court for two hours. Both the girls did great waiting so long. The final decision for the day was that Beautiful E's medical paperwork needs to be translated by tomorrow and we need ANOTHER favorable letter from MOWA stating they approve our adoption. IF all these things are together by tomorrow we will obtain custody of Beautiful E. It will still take another two weeks to acquire all the necessary paperwork for her to travel home. At any rate I am not getting my hopes up until we get through this tangled system. Keep us in your prayers! Continue to pray for Meseret's paperwork as well since she needs one medical clearance to finish this up. We are expecting it to come through Friday morning. Thank you to everyone who is taking such good care of our children at home. We are blessed to have friends like you.