Thursday, May 22, 2008

Order in the Court...


May 21st was the holy grail of days for us - it was our little girl's court date. We were already her mommy and daddy in our hearts and minds, but this process would make it official on paper.

No worries, right? Well - we tried.

It was comforting to know that when we woke up on May 21st - due to the time difference - her court appointment would likely have already happened. Actually - not comforting at all. I didn't sleep well - finally crawling in to the bed around 5:00 am and Laura had a restless night too.

But at 9:43 AM that worrying came to a halt - we got the email from our agency saying our case had been granted by the court! We are her parents! It's hard to explain that feeling that came over us. Joy. Relief. Contentment. Peace.

This was one of the last hurdles we needed to clear and not only did we clear it - we eased over it with barely any effort. God is that good.

And to top the day off we got a bi-monthly report on our daughter from the agency with 3 new pictures. She is looking so healthy and so good. Shaved head and all!

My favorite part of the assessment? It stated that she "Enjoys playing peek-a-boo."

I can't wait to play with you Meron.

19 comments:

Emily said...

Congrats!!! This post brought a huge smile to my face. We are so excited that Meron is officially a Hoffman, and we can't wait to meet her VERY soon. Maybe she and Noah can even play peek-a-boo...he's pretty good at that game.

Susan and Dan said...

Now I have chills! Sounds unbelievably good Meron Hoffman!
Love you guys....

Unknown said...

Yahoo! We are thrilled for you, and CAN'T WAIT to meet Meron!

Rebecca said...

I'm so sexcited that you all made it through court without a hitch! Congratulations on being Meron's parents - what a blessing!

Donna said...

I am so looking forward to meeting Meron in person. Get on that plane and bring that baby HOME!!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! When do you plan on traveling :-)

Special K said...

I'll play peek-a-boo!!! I can't wait to meet Meron.

Denise Bryant said...

Congratulations!!!

Angela said...

Yipee! We are SO happy for you! Can't wait to see her in your arms!!

Pete said...

THANK GOD!! We are so happy for you. Congratulations you guys. We can't wait to see her home.

Paula said...

YIPPEE !!
So happy for you both.
can't wait to meet her.

nancy said...

Time to post a picture of your new baby, mom and dad.
Nancy

Heather said...

WOW!! Great News!! We are so happy and excited for you and we can't wait to meet Meron!! It won't be long now 'till she's in your arms! Yahoo!

Amy said...

Congatulations! Amazing you got through court on your first time...that seems to be a rare thing these days.

Yes, I also agree that you need to post a picture of your sweet girl now!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful News! Praise God! I can't wait to meet little Meron!!

Jill said...

Awesome! She is a gorgeous girl! Cannot wait to hear of your travel dates!

Jill

Jocelyn said...

Congrats!! I am so happy for you..pictures, pictures:-)

emily said...

Praising the Lord with you for this wonderful news!!

I too think a picture would be appropriate!! :)

Wendi said...

Oh how exciting! You guys are certainly covered in prayer for smooth travel plans...do you have any news on when that will be? And absolutely...pictures please!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing journey with all of us!