Friday, January 16, 2009


This is Bananas saying "no way!" with glee!
Yes way!
We have a court date!!!!!!!

March 31st!

I can't believe it! I am so thrilled!
Last night Natalie wrote and said she'd be out of office and if a court date came through Mary would call. I said thanks.
This morning I stopped and asked Coffeedoc, "do you think that means that maybe she'll call today? That was a different sort of email..." He said, "No, she just did that in case you email her again." "Oh, ok, (sigh) I won't get my hopes up." Then I promptly tried to squoosh them down, once again.

So, this morning, after adoration, an 817 area code called my cell (it's still working!). And it was Mary. Ok, my hopes zoomed up and I held my breath and she said "I have good news for you!" And I think my voice went up two octaves, "You do?" "Yes, you have a court date! March 31!"
Well, it was a lot of gabbling questions and chatter after that and now I am floating through the rest of my day! And this afternoon I go to meet a woman I hope will be my Amharic tutor. A great day. God is SO good, all the time!

So, I will beg for prayers for a successful court date. Please put us on your lists, the FBI list, and your prayer lists. We need to bring our daughter home.

If I were young and it was warm, we'd all look like this!


Ryane said...

Congratulations!!! I know your girls must be especially excited about their new sister!

Your family remains in our prayers,

Heather said...

Yahoooooooooooooooooooo!!! I am so happy for you and your family! Mimi & I are doing a happy dance over here!!

msl said...

The best news today!!! You know I'll be thinking of you, praying for you and just holding my breath for you all on March 31st!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!!

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Erin said...

I will pray, pray, pray! March 31st! It's on my calendar!

Adoption Cubed said...

Oh, yes! Yes! Yes! BEST news! No begging needed. Saying prayers for March 31st!

Let us know how the Amharic tutoring goes.

Life in Fitzville said...

Definitely praying for you here... Congrats!

Jane (a.k.a. patjrsmom) said...

Congratulations! What great news!

God Bless!

Ladybugs appear said...

Congrats! Fingers crossed that we can travel together and share a wonderful union in Ethiopia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wolfemom said...

Yeah! We will pray! "M" needs to come home to her family!!

DrewCareyShow said...

WONDERFUL!!! I'm so thrilled for you! May the time pass quickly!

Rebecca said...

Hallelujah!! We are so excited for the family!

J, A and T said...

Congrats on your exciting news!

Larger Family Life said...

I've been praying for you since I found your blog! I'm so thrilled for you! Congratulations!! (And phew, at last! Lol!)


Jen said...

We will be praying for you! What wonderful news!

Robin said...

Yeah...congratulations!!!! I just read the FBI list and saw 3 court dates for 3/31/09. Oh how I wish we'd get ours...........

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Oh, Michelle, that is AWESOME news. Really, truly awesome. She IS coming home, you know?

Good luck with the Amharic. I hear learning a new language helps stave off dementia. What a bonus!

Thanks for making my night with the news.

Natalie Fournet said...

So very exciting! Congratulations!

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness....what a WELCOME surpise! Yiipppeeeeee! You bet that I'll be praying for you! What GREAT news!!!!!!