What does this mean? It means that we are officially awaiting a court date!! We should receive a date within the next 2 weeks.
Specific Prayer Requests [not only for me, but for my friend Renae as well!]:
1. That we receive our court date quickly!
2. That our court date is very soon!
3. That we are assigned an adoption friendly judge, and that all our
paperwork meets with his/her approval!
I have been really struggling with waiting. I just want my girls home. A reality check has happened. I won't be traveling in April. So, being the "optimist" I am, I am praying to be there by Mother's Day which is May 9th!
My worry is that we won't travel until the end of May. The last day of school here is May 21st. I really wanted to be home for a week or two at least before school was out, just to give the girls a little more of a less chaotic settling period.
PLUS it makes Johns job so much easier to have the oldest 6 in school! And the later we get in May and into summer the busier John gets! His days go from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm [or 8:00 pm] to 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.
AND baseball starts up in late May with games starting in June. I have 3 kids playing, and 3 different teams due to age... and with John so busy in the summer the running back and forth falls to me.... so the later in May the harder things get!
I know God is in control, I just don't want to lose my self-control! I really, really want them home soon, and I really, really want them home by early May!
IF God does not step in and move things along under His power, we will not have the girls home with us until late May, or even LATER!
I love the last few days of school, and the day school is out. I fight all year to get to this point! :) I don't want to miss it. It just makes me crazy to think that it will take until the end of May.
Bless Toni [our Bulgarian adoption coordinator], and pray for her. She is so awesome and is doing all she can as fast as she can do it! BUT no one else in the process seems to want to MOVE... just piddle here and there.... AARRGGHH!
I think I like Russia's system of bribery better... I think I could totally sell all I own just to pay someone off to get my girls home yesterday.
Stick with me peoples! Our girls will be home yet! Just a little longer... Just half of forever.... :(