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!