I have been super busy lately... lots of things going on, teaching, grad. school started again, church life, and so on. But, when I came home from work today, I received exciting news! Another judge has been assigned to court in Ethiopia! We have been praying and praying for this! Originally, when we first started the adoption process in September of 2008, the wait time from referral (when we know who our baby is) to our court date in Ethiopia (when he is legally ours) was about 2 months. Lately, the process has slowed way down and the wait for a court date has been around 4 months!!! Whoa. We were told that if another judge was seated, it would help move court along quicker. So we've been praying and praying and praying! We received the news today that a new judge has been assigned and court should start to pick up! I am so excited for our fellow adoptive families who will probably have their little ones home sooner than expected and so excited for those of us who still wait, knowing that in the end, the process may not be quite as long as recently anticipated.
Please pray with us as we long to be through court before it closes in August for the rainy season. God is good... HE himself IS good. God is not my definition of good... He is altogether GOOD. So I sleep tonight, resting on the truth that my God is good and he is watching over our Ethiopian babe. Soon baby... very soon.