Feb 9, 2010

Me & Court Dates

I have a love affair with court dates. I have court dates at least 10 times a week. As a trial lawyer, it's what I do. It's why I went into the kind of law I practice. I'm good at court dates. We have a relationship. I set them, move them, work around them, breeze through them or belabor through them. This time next week however, there will be another court date. A first for me is that THIS court date is out of my control. I did not set it, plan it or design it to go my way. Out of all the court dates I've ever encountered, THIS one is the most important.

It's about my children and whether or not an Ethiopian judge thinks that I am ready to be a mom. This court date will mean Le and I can show their pictures, tell you their names and it means that for the first time in my life I will have to take more planning, caution and care when I plan future court dates. For those future court dates will be planned around, soccer practice, school functions and sick kids. I am resting in the knowledge that my Heavenly Father already knows when my kids will be here. There is no planning, preparation or paper work for me to go through. The only paper I need to review is sitting on my desk...it's opened to Psalm 16. Here's to prayer, hope and court dates!

12 comments:

Robyn said...

Yay for only 1 more week! Hopefully we'll both have good news to share!

andrews1 said...

We are all reading it with you and praying for the new Mom, Dad and children. Lucky family, to have such love!

Beautiful Mess said...

Praying! To God be the glory!

He knows ALL the dates!!!

Lori said...

We are praying for you and in it with you, too. Are you all set to travel immediately? We are still hung up with prints. I'd love to know a familiar face in ET when we travel. Can't wait to hear.

Erin Moore said...

...and it's the only one of your court dates that I am PRAYING for!

Gayla said...

One. More. Week. AAAAAAAUGH!!!! Praying for a great big YES!!!

Rahel said...

you are so near L! Great post!

Amy said...

Oh...sweet girl! I'm antsy for you! Can it just hurry up and be the 16th please??? I know that God is in charge of this court date and so it is ALL good. I am praying already. Love you.

Gail said...

Praying here too.

JG said...

Just got my hat today! It's adorable. Thank you so much!! I'm putting a picture and a link to your shop up on my blog tomorrow. Praying for next week!

Laura Ferry-Jimenez said...

you're almost there... and we're just getting started! (look for my official announcement on Sunday... yes, THIS Sunday!!)

so, so happy for you all and those darn court dates! :)

Mark and Heidi said...

Hoping and praying for great news next week!!!