Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We got a Court Date!!!

I am sooooo very excited to say that we received our court date today!!! We are going to arrive in Ethiopia on December 16 and go to court on December 19. I am thrilled that we are going to meet our Mia Grace next month.

God's timing is so good and I just have to share about our call with you. Last week we started hearing about families from our agency getting court dates. I was very happy for them, but also started to get anxious. I prayed every day last week that we would get "the court date call." I never put my phone down.

Today I had a MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) meeting. Of course I took my phone, put it on vibrate, and sat it right in front of me. Well, our meeting just so happened to be about adoption. A friend that I was finally able to meet today, came to share about her adoption from Uganda. She shared a beautiful God story as tears streamed down my face. She showed a video of her husband and baby boy arriving home from Uganda. It was beautiful and all I could think about is that we are going to get to do that soon.

My home study caseworker was also there and she shared about how we can all help with orphan care in some way. It was really a great day and I could tell that many of the moms were very touched by the stories that were shared.

Then a friend asked me a question about my adoption and before I answered her I glanced at my phone to see K's name on the caller I.D. I jumped up, excused myself from the meeting, and ran out to answer the call. All the while I was thinking, I hope she isn't just calling to tell me M has an ear infection or something.

Then she said "I have an update for you and it's a good one." I shouted, "You do? Well, what is it? " Then she told me she had a court date for us and I squealed from joy and the tears started to flow."

After our brief call, I went back into the meeting and announced to all my friends that we had a court date. These are women who have prayed for us, cried with us, and rejoiced with us all along the way. They were clapping and cheering and some were crying and hugging me. It was so incredible and I will never forget that moment.

God is so good!!! Last week, I so badly wanted to receive "the call", but God knew the perfect time to answer my prayer. He chose the time that He would receive the most glory. It has been our prayer from day 1 that God would be glorified through our obedience in this adoption journey. It is our goal even more so than bringing home our daughter. We truly want God to be glorified and I love to see that He truly is. I even had a mom tell me that she was so moved and was praying about if God may be calling them to adoption.

I hope this encourages those of you who may be waiting on God for an answer. His plans and His timing are perfect and He truly wants to give good gifts to His children!!


  1. That is SO COOL! So, so excited that you are traveling soon! :)

  2. So excited for you! However, I just got really confused. I just had a friend adopt a Mia Grace :) From Korea though. Safe Travels.

  3. Such amazing news!!! I love how God's timing is always so PERFECT!!! Can't wait until you get to love on your sweet Mia Grace!!!