Hoping Today is the Day!

It is 12:26 a.m. right now in Indy, which means it's 7:26 a.m. (Monday, the 29th) in Ethiopia. We are unsure of the exact time our case will be heard in court today, but we were told the courts probably open and begin moving around 8am. Whoa. In a half hour, our case could be heard and decided! We are anxious, excited, joyful, nervous, ready to celebrate, longing to celebrate. We had 3 of our dear friends here this weekend (Ronaldo, Kelli, and Demetrius). We believe by God's sovereign design they were here the weekend before our court date. We spent some great together tonight gathered around our dining room table praying for court, praying for Mekonen, and praying that God will do whatever brings the greatest glory to him... even if that means we wait for another court date. We were blessed greatly with such godly friends who lifted us and our growing family to the Lord tonight and thank all the family and friends who have sent us encouraging notes, phone calls, and messages that they are thinking of us and praying for us.

So it's already passed midnight and I'm not tired at all. Sleep anyone? We probably will not find out the verdict of our court hearing until noon our time tomorrow.

I'll post as soon as I hear the good news! ;)


Stacy said...

Hoping everything goes perfectly in court today!

J Gutwein said...

Hello Rachel.. first of all best wishes for today. Second, I did not realize you are from the Indy area. My husband Luke & I live in FL currently, but are from Indy & actually still own a home in Broadripple. When we travel back it would be great to meet you and your little one. We have Luca (domestic ad) and are now adopting Avo from ET. Our blog is (web.mac.com/lgutwein). We also have friends have adopted a little boy from ET.. he has been home for about 3 mos. They live in Lafayette. They are the Kev & Laura link on our blog. Best wishes again & hope to meet you sometime. Love, J