Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Court Date – with a twist

Okay – I caved and called.  Not because of the security code sign – my husband set me straight on that real quick like.  I was just curious and couldn’t wait any longer.

They said our case was released to go to court on Friday.  Yay!


Yes.  But.

MOWA decided to close for two weeks starting today.

So…now we wait to see if our case has the paperwork we need from them to pass. 

It could.

Or, it couldn’t.

I’m praying it does.

Okay – God spoke to me while I was cleaning the bathroom this afternoon.  One of the verses my husband sent me was Psalm 40:1. 

Psalm 40:1-3  I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.  He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

I was thinking about that verse as I cleaned, especially verse 3 about many seeing and putting their trust in the Lord.  I kept telling God (I know, I do that all the time - scary!) how He needs to do something mighty and big in this so we can all see that only He could work that huge miracle and He would be glorified.  But, then He spoke to my heart and I realized who am I to tell God what’s going to glorify Him?  He can be glorified however He wants.  My job is to praise Him regardless of what I see happening.

I am also praying for the other families in this abandonment delay.  Not everyone has been given court dates and I know that makes it harder.  Adoption is tough.  But, God doesn’t ask us to do easy things.  Instead, He strengthens us so we can get through them.  I know I feel stronger.

Thank you for all of your prayers and moral support!


Are These Kids All Yours? said...

I wish God only gave us easy assignments...that would be great, but Thank You Lord for not listening to me about that! Praying for great things happening!!!

Becky said...

I'm hoping MOWA is not actually training (that just seems too crazy) but working hard to have all the letters ready in time for court! We can pray!

We don't have a new date yet. I'm wondering if they're processing cases in order of original court dates. What was your original date?

Tisha said...

I will be praying that MOWA has all the information to the courts. Why in the world are they closing for two weeks? Insane I tell you!

I hope you hear on Friday! Praying!!!!!!!!!!

Kristi J said...

great news!! Yes, adoption journeys usually have crazy twists, don't they?? Man, but God erases the pain in the end when you hold that sweet baby :) Praying that day is soon for you, kristi

Maria and Family said...

What awesome news !!! Big bummer on the closing...always something right? Im praying for all you guys stuck right now. I know how hard it is. But is it all worth the craziness :)

The Hull's at #4 said...

Amanda - your something you know that? I'm praying the Lord will build your very best faith, because we know that those who trust in him WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED - no matter what happens. Bless you my friend

Tara said...

hi, so glad your case is going to court, that is great news, i used to homeschool my kiddos when they were younger, loved it, they grow up so fast!

Erica said...

Thank you for stopping by our blog. I'm not sure I've been to yours before. I love making new "blog friends" :) - Praying for your court case and your sweet waiting boy.

Excited to see him home and I hope you make your own adoption video!! I still cry watching them even after 100 times!