**Two weeks until our court date. I am trying to remain calm and prayerful. Two weeks until we either go on a paper chase in Ethiopia for a missing document, or until we can officially claim B as ours. We have finished her room. We are packing her suitcase. I am trying to stay calm and prayerful. There are so many families that this court date has not been an easy hurdle. As we are coming close to the date, I feel even more for them and wonder what court will mean to us. One friend in particular passed court but has not been able to go get her daughter.. She writes so eloquently about it. It is beyond painful. Please offer her words of comfort, pass it on to Michele Obama if you are close to her, or better yet...if you are the head of the CDC... please reconsider.
Andrew has returned from the Dominican. He was in charge of administering an eye exam, and finding glasses that suited the person. He gave out over 200 pair of glasses. He was amazed at how it feels to minister to others. The day he returned, he said....I am going back next year and I am joining Peace Corp after college. He had an amazing time. One night when all the other people in his group retired... he went off complex and played baseball and soccer with the drivers. They taught him one of their dances and he simply hung out with them. They, as a group, saw approximately 1000 patients. It does feel good to have him home safe and sound.