Friday, March 25, 2011

Here's the Latest News.....

Back at the keyboard....  we did get good news this week.  Kidane's paperwork has been finished!!  That is a big thing for which to be thankful.  The process can now move forward!  However, our case worker also said that she received the list of April and May court dates and we are not on it!!!  So, we pray that we get a date in June.  It just blows my mind how long things can take.  I am very sad because his legal birthday is in May, and he will turn 8 years old.  I really wanted to have him home for his birthday. 

While we wait we have been busy.  Russell built bed frames for Cassie and Carrie.  He had them almost finished and was ready to put drawer fronts on the drawers.  When arrangements were made for a student from the school where Russell works to move in with us.  So, we put the beds in Cassie & Carrie's room.  Then we set up Kidane's future room for the student.  So right now it looks more like a teen room, Nascar Calendar, Desk for lots of studying and bunk beds.  Eventually, it will be blue (Kidane's favorite color) and have lots of little boy stuff in it. 

I suppose God is giving us a little practice at learning to adjust to new people.  Julius has been here for 2 weeks and we can see already that everyone is adjusting better each day.  Julius will be moved out by the end of May when school is out for the summer.  All things work together for good (Rom. 8:28), God knew that Julius needed a place and we had one.  And God is watching over Kidane in the meantime.    

Today Russell bought a Suburban so we can have more room on our long trips to Grandma & Grandpa's house in Tennessee.  He will be busy working on that for the next few months.  It is wrecked and it is in Texas.  Hopefully, he will bring it home in April.  You know,  a Suburban has 7 seats.  When Kidane comes home we will fill 5 of them, hmmmm......  you do the math!  :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Blizzards and Governments.....

They all have something in common.  They can really change life as you know it!  I don't really have any news so I haven't been posting.  I will try to be more consistent.  I should be posting pictures of the two cuties I already have.  They have kept me busy this past month or so and that has been a good diversion from the news I have received about Kidane. 

The Ethiopian agency MOWA (ministry of women's affairs) released a statement to the Ethiopian government that they would be intentionally slowing down the process of approving adoption cases.  Since the announcement was just made this week there are no other specifics, so we don't know how much time frames are changing, we don't really know how this will affect us.  The adoptive parents who have already gone on their first trip are not going to be affected by this statement since they already  have approval thus they went to court.  For the rest of us, this is not looking good.  All we can do is try to wait patiently. 

The good thing about blizzards is they pass quickly.  Government ....well.....