Saturday, April 16, 2011
We had some painful news this week. Our case worker got back into the country and I called her Thursday evening. She told us we need to redo our financial statement. There was a problem with our accountant's signature. That in and of itself was not too discouraging, but she kept going. An official in our region that is vital to our court hearing will be taking the month of May off for vacation. Because of our paperwork setbacks it is now impossible to get our court date in April. That pushes our court date into June. June! I have cried very few times during this process, but I spent some time alone in the church crying after that news. We had been mentally prepared for late April/early May. I had been trying to get everything straight for my classroom so things would go smoothly while I was gone. We just had a baby shower at work. I am working to remember that this is not an accident. God is not surprised by this news. There must be a reason for these events that feel like a huge setback. I cannot say I am doing well all the time, but some moments are better than others. We are committed to our son and to completing this process. I know we would appreciate prayers for peace and wisdom though. I don't want to wait unproductively, if that makes any sense. I'm going to post some pictures from our first trip. It helps and hurts to see our son's home.