Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Court Date....Finally.

So yesterday I am sitting at my desk as I realize yet another day has passed with no news of a court date.  They usually get it first thing in the morning since Ethiopia is 7 hours ahead of us.  Seriously, I felt like I was going to lose it.  It would be one thing if they had told us, "Hey, it's going to be a month before we know a court date."  If they had said that, it would've sucked, but we wouldn't be disappointed and hurting every weekday morning when they told us there was no court date yet.  Unfortunately, our agency and our staff in Ethiopia had no way of knowing it would take this long for our paperwork to be processed and a court date set.  So yesterday I literally had a begging session with God, banging my fist against the wall, "God please please please please.  God please please please.  I can't take any more of this.  I need something.  Anything."  I finally laid down on the couch around 11am to try and sleep an hour of the day away without having to think about this lousy date.  Well, at 11:35am, I got a call from our agency.  She had a court date!  I couldn't believe it.  Well, it was bittersweet when she shared the news, because we were assigned a court date of January 18th.  Yeah.  About 2 months later than what we were hoping for.  I cried.  I couldn't believe we would have to wait that long to be with our babies.  I couldn't believe it.  But at the same time, I was truly happy to have an actual court date.  I called Wes, and as I cried, he was Mr. Positive, and told me all the great things that would come as a result of us waiting 2 more months.  I secretly think Kari Gibson over at mycrazyadoption.com has been praying we would get a late court date...when I told her about the referral of our twins 2 months ago, she said, "Oh Nina!  Wouldn't it be amazing if you were in Ethiopia at the same time as we're there on our missions trip?!"  I said, "Kari, I better NOT be in Ethiopia then because that means it's going to be a LONG time until we get to see our babies!"  Again, who knows what God has in store?  ;)  Oh, and for those of you who know about Kari's big trip to Ethiopia, you know it's in the end of February, so you might be doing the math, wondering how we are going to be there at the same time if our court date is a month earlier....yeah....I failed to mention that Wes and I have decided to stay in Ethiopia from our court to embassy date!  So that means we could be there from 4-8 weeks!  Through an amazing set of circumstances, God has made a way for us to do this practically and financially.  So needless to say, we are kind of crazy excited about getting to spend so much time in Addis Ababa.  It's going to be amazing!

Well, I will leave you with yet another "Musings from the car with Wes and Nina" segment.  I know you missed seeing our awesome videos, so here you go....

12 comments:

  1. You guys are a hoot!! Man that just sucks that you have to wait so long. Sorry! BUT at least you have a date. Hey I sent the shower gifts, you should be getting them soon. I didn't get the Target info until after I sent it though. Sorry about that.

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  2. congrats on your court date! i hate it's so far away for you... we're waiting on a court date too... a friend sent me your blog address.

    i just wanted to say, maybe we're somehow strangely, distantly related! we have the same last name and all of my hubby's family is in Kentucky :-) of course, there are a lot of mullins in KY :-)

    http://aheritagefromthelord.blogspot.com

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  3. Dear Nina, please be my best friend and live in OR or something... Why are you two so freaking funny?!?! Sheesh! I love those videos! And congrats on FINALLY getting a court date!!

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  4. Congrats on the date! I'm so pleased to hear you're staying between court and embassy. We are as well! If you can do it, it is certainly a wonderful thing. You will be arriving *hopefully* about when we're heading home. Again, congratulations! Enjoy the last few months of time with your husband as you'll soon (sooner than you think) have those babies in your grasp.

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  5. Bex-have you ever considered Kentucky? I mean it's pretty amazing....horses, grass...rolling hills...the Kentucky Wildcats....I know it's not as cool as mountains, snow, beaches, oceans, and all that lame stuff, but still...it's pretty amazing. :) Steph-where are you guys staying? Oh, I am so excited I can't stand it. We now have plane tickets, and I just want to use them now! :)

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  6. I CAN"T WAIT!!! I am so looking forward to that day in the airport. There had better not be any snowstorms, ice storms or weather delays of any kind!

    Angela

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  7. Yay!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you guys :) Congrats!!!

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  8. Just had to stop in. I saw your FB comment on Kari's status and wondered why you would be in Ethiopia. So I checked out your blog. We also have an Eliana from Ethiopia! :-) Her birth name is Hiwot and she is 3yo. She has been home for 2 years. :-)
    Congrats on your double blessings and court date.
    Kristy

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  9. Praying the time will pass quickly for you. It is good to have a date :)

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  10. Hooray! I'm so thrilled for you that you finally have your court date! January will be here before you know it! ;)

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  11. Way to go! We're still excited everyday for you guys! Yes go Outback and get some appetizers while you're at it!

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  12. Hey Nina - found your blog in searching for other twin referrals. We received our twin referral on Nov 2nd - 3 mo old girls from Ethiopia! So exciting you have your court date. Good to watch someone a little ahead of us! Praying time flies for both of us! Congrats!

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