Friday, February 12, 2010

No.

That's the answer we got today. Apparently MOWA was closed yesterday and didn't have our letter of recommendation ready. (The Ministry of Women's and Children's Affairs reviews our file and has to prepare a letter of recommendation for the court.) I don't know yet if his birth mom was able to make it. I think that usually if a family member makes a long trip to appear in court, they will go ahead and take their testimony so that they don't have to return again for another court date. Hopefully we will get more details about what happened later.

Our next court date is 3/1. Seventeen long days from now.

I am thankful to know that our son is in a safe place with plenty of food to eat and clean clothes to wear. I am thankful that our God is Father to the fatherless, and he is rocking my baby boy in his arms right now. I am thankful for the God of all comfort who comforts us in our troubles so that we can later comfort others. I am thankful that now I will be able to better relate to adoptive families who encounter problems and have to wait. I am thankful for his peace that passes understanding. I am thankful that God works all things for the good of those who love him. I am thankful that God is GOOD and he is LOVE. I trust him.

I have a lot to be thankful for. But, you know, my heart still hurts. Please pray for the 1st.

12 comments:

3 Blessings said...

I am sorry :( I will continue to pray for your family, your sweet boy and your court date.
Blessings,
Amy

Joan said...

thinking of you and praying for you today! xoxo joan

Graham said...

I am sorry, too. I'll continue to pray. I like how you listed all of the things you are thankful for. I know it must hurt though.

jo

crispy said...

I'm so sorry. I was lifting your family up this morning to be understanding of the answer that God gives. I will pray for you letter to be there and God's continued grace.

Robbins' Nest said...

wow, what a Godly example you are setting! Praying for the next 17 days to go quickly. hang in there.

Amy said...

I'm so sorry Sarah. I will continue to pray for you guys and your boy and that all goes well on 3/1....God is close to the broken hearted.
Love,
Amy

Grandmother said...

AKA Judy Franklin

You have been in my thoughts today.. I am so sorry but we know that God's timimg is perfect.

Grandmother said...

You have been in my thoughts today. So sorry but God's timimg is always perfect.

Kelly said...

Sarah

I am sorry but will continue to pray for God's peace for you and your sweet son.

Kelly

E.T.'s Mom said...

I admire your thankful heart in the midst of the hurt. May the 1st come quickly and with great blessing!

Gillian said...

Sending a 'sister' hug your way, Sarah. It does hurt. And yet,your humble,thankful attitude brings you SO near to what God loves. He's manna for you EVERY day of this wait... Gather it into baskets...He'll provide just what you need each day...
We will be praying for the next court date.
Love, Gillian

darlingjourney said...

I am so hopeful that the 1st does come quickly and that precious baby boy is declared to be officially yours! We hope to be on the waiting list by March 1st as well. I can only hope that we get our FBI fingerprints back in the next few days!