Tuesday, April 6, 2010

One More No

We did not pass court again today. Our son's birth mom has disappeared yet again. We have a police letter stating that she can't be found (that's what we started out with at the first court date). The judge will accept that instead of her appearance in court. We did have the MOWA letter that we needed today. Unfortunately, it will have to be amended before the next court date since Birth Mom has disappeared and won't be coming to court.

Our next court date is scheduled for April 15th (just 9 days!). If MOWA can amend our letter before then, I think we will be good to go. Nothing is for sure, though, until it actually happens.

I'm sad, but at peace. I've been up and down so many times in the last few months. After the last court date I thought I couldn't bear it anymore. It was the lowest point that I have hit so far in this process. But it was at that point that I really let go and gave this over to God. I am more confident now than ever that he has a plan, and he is in control. The timetable is not just about me/us. It is about Little Brother and about Birth Mom. God works all things for good for those who love him. All things. I have no clue what all of this crazy delay is accomplishing, but there is a reason. So for now, I am clinging to that.


crispy said...

Well, I am so sorry to hear that you didn't pass court again. You were on my heart all weekend and I have been praying for your family.

But, I am grateful that God has brought you to a place of peace. Part of the whole process is what is best for our relationship with God.

Still praying for you guys.


3 Blessings said...

So sorry you did not pass again. I cannot imagine how difficult this must be. I am glad to hear you have a peace and complete trust in God's plan. I will continue to pray that it all happens by your next date.

Bekki said...

Saying prayers!

Betsy and the Boys said...

So, so sorry. Love the positive attitude! Hope I'm able to be that peaceful when our time comes!

Bonner Family said...

So sorry to hear your news! I love the scripture you quote. I use it and remind myself of it ALOT! We'll be praying over the whole process!!

Hollands said...

Shoot. I'm so sorry. Praying for you to have continued peace, encouragement, and successful court next time around.

Gillian said...

Here's our heart, here's our hand--and a hug--we love you. Keep standing--your strength is coming from HIM.

We are praying, sweetie!! Especially for the upcoming court date...

We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair; (2 Cor. 4:8)

You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you.” (2 Chronicles 20:17)

Lots of Love,

Gillian and family

Amy @ Literacy Launchpad said...

All this will make the news of passing court SO SO sweet for you guys when it comes! I'm sorry this is all taking so long. We're praying. Your strength and faith through this all is encouraging to me!

E.T.'s Mom said...

Oh Sara, I'm so sorry. Continue to walk by faith. We CAN'T WAIT to celebrate with you. Praying for his birth mother, too.

Karen said...

sarah, we are praying for you guys. please let us know if you come to owensboro... we'd love to meet you guys!