Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Suprises and Prayer needs

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.


13 comments:

Zack and Rebecca Caldwell said...

Wow guys! How emotional!! We are praying so hard for all the pieces to fall into place!!

Lori said...

Thank you so much for sharing yoru journey with us. We are lifting your family up in prayers. The picture is beautiful and we can't wait to meet your beautiful E next week when we are there.

Patty V. said...

That is SO awesome!!! Praying for you. We got our "official" referral today and it looks like if we pass court that travel will be mid January. Can't wait to see what God has in store for you guys the next few days!
Love,
Patty

Sherry said...

We are pouring our hearts out to the Lord on your behalf! May His plan and timing be made known to your family this week. I know He will show Himself faithful! We are praying for the specifics in your paperwork. And BTW Meseret is absolutely beautiful in her garment of praise. Blessings! - sherry :)

beBOLDjen said...

Wow that is a great turn of events. We are praying with you as you navigate the system.

Karen said...

Praying for you, Theresa & Ray! Wow, what a journey. with love, Karen Wistrom

Anonymous said...

Incredible. Every day is filled with more good news. Wilma

Jori said...

So wonderful! She is absolutly adorable in her "praise garment"!!! It looks so much better on her than it did laying on her dresser!! Lucky, lucky family! (Wait, I mean blessed!! :):)) Praying still!
love you guys,
jori

Kanga said...

Oh My what a beautiful dress and an even more beautiful baby girl. We continue to pray for the miricles that seem needed for both of the girls. Thank you guys for posting so we can watch your progress and feel as though we are close to you.
Rebecca

Rob & Candy said...

it so great to see doors opening up for you. Praying for you.
candy

Erica said...

We're praying for you! This is great news! Your journey has been absolutely incredible and very inspirational for those of us who are still waiting to pass through those green gates.

Erica R.
AWAA YG

Kiki:) said...

MIRACLES!!!!!!!! We are crying out to the Lord for His continued mercies. We are so proud of your spirits of hope & love for your girls. You may be in Addis for a long time, but God planned this adventure of LOVE a long time ago. We are stunned reading what beautiful Aster is doing for her children & families. Praise the Lord for this godly woman of faith!!! Please continue to update us and know we are praying fervently!!!!! All I can say now is WOOOOWWWWWW
love you lots,
Kari:)
Please give Segi a big kiss from me today:))))

shawn and tisha said...

Praying for you...
Tisha