Monday, May 11, 2009

Two weeks until court, Mother's Day, Andrew returns

My Mother's day gift... the high chair.  I love it.  B will be able to sit up at the table with us.




B and Eliza's room. 


Saturday at my sister's house.  The cousins had so much fun together.  


**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.


10 comments:

Carolyn said...

Oh sweet Jennifer - i am praying for you!! Love that you now have a blog and share pics of your family :-)

emily said...

The room is so beautiful. You know we are praying that you will pass and be able to go get your sweet baby girl.

coffeemom said...

LOve the high chair..the room? it's gorgeous!!!! Wow! And your sister's place too...you are surrounded by beauty. This is fitting, you are a beautiful family so I guess it's just perfect that way......

Thanks for the link to my post and the encouragement and support. We'll take every bit, with deepest gratitude!!!!! And your support by emamil, well, I treasure it. Thank you thank you!!! Praying for court for your sweet B! Much love, Michele

jen said...

The room is really beautiful! We are praying for your court date and for coffee family.

Sparkz said...

I love the highchair! Awesome. Your house looks beautiful. I esp. love the girls room. Sounds like Andrew had a good trip. Will write more later on our way to take K to the doctor but just wanted to check your blog quickly! :)

Lori said...

Oh, I love this update!

We need to plan a meeting when B comes home (well after of course)...

Can't wait... nervous with you. But can't wait to celebrate with you! :)

Katy said...

Between the music, Michelle's horrifying circumstances, the doll in the Stokke chair, and Andrew being so AWESSOME, this post brought tears to my eyes. Court is coming right up and we will be praying right along with you. The room looks beautiful.

J Gutwein said...

I absolutely love the girls room! Love, J

Sparkz said...

Just checking in on your. Your time is coming up! I am so excited and anxious for you! I can't wait!!! I know how much you'll love her and to see you all together will be truely from God!

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