Tuesday, December 7, 2010

January 31, 2011


God showed up again today with yet another confirmation that the growth of our family has been in His hands from the beginning.

If you've been around us at all lately you know Laura has been really anxious about this wait we've been enduring for our court date. "God's timing" and all fun Christian things to say aside - we were just really ready to bring our girl home. Laura had been petitioning God pretty strongly lately and dare I say she may have threatened a timeout or two if He didn't come through with a court date soon!

Laura was in need of a gift. And when do you give people gifts? Well, check out this piece of an email we got today regarding our court date:

"You are scheduled to appear for your court date on January 31st. Based on the recent changes with the court process, at least one of you is required to be present at the court date. You are expected to arrive in Ethiopia on Thursday, January 27th in order to have a visit with ***[LH3]*** on Friday, January 28th..."
Guess when Laura's birthday is? Yep... January 28th. She'll be meeting our girl on her birthday. I simply can't top that!

Laura was in need of a gift. And He gave us one.

Absolutely all praise is due to Him - we're floored by the way He moves and the way He works in our lives. Please - don't be afraid to look for His presence. Chances are you'll find it.

14 comments:

Carol G said...

What an amazing answer to prayer! I will pray for your birthday to come quickly, Laura. Congratulations to all!!!!

The Redman's said...

Yeah!! I was so excited when I saw this news! Congrats.

The H Family said...

Love this news of a court date and love, love, love to see Him in the details!

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

Yipee!

Trish Shipman said...

You may not remember us but we are friends with Angela and Rebecca. We have 3 daughters from China. We follow your blog and are so happy about your good news. Congratulations. You are an amazing family and an inspiration to us.
Happy Holidays.

Anonymous said...

That is amazing!! 2011 is going to be full of love for you all. So excited for you guys... you have very lucky children :)
xo,
Sharon,Matt and Layla

Nancy said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful gift indeed!

Beth Bailey said...

Congratulations! So glad to hear this news! What a great way to start 2011!

Emy said...

Wow Wow WOW!!! SO AWESOME! Happy Early Birthday Laura!!!! :o) Praying for a successful court date!!!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS, BUT DID YOU EXPECT ANY LESS, I THINK NOT! AND THE ADDITION OF IT BEING ON YOUR BIRTHDAY LAURA WILL MAKE IT EVEN MORE SPECIAL IF THAT IS AT ALL POSSIBLE! DARLENE IN HADLEY, PA

Rachel said...

Congrats! She will be in your arms soon!

La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

Yahoo! We love it! Such a "good and perfect" gift from a God of details.

So did I read on FB that you are taking Meron?

emily said...

Praising Him for this sweet gift. Can not think of a better birthday gift!! You will simply melt when you see that beauty of yours face to face. I can't even wait to have all 4 of you here!! It will happen. :)

Heather said...

Congratulations... what a wonderful gift! We just returned home a few weeks ago with our 18 month old little girl, we have a lot of photos, perhaps we have one of you sweet little girl... Email me : henie@earthlink.net