Thursday, May 10, 2012

we're leaving on a jet plane... thirteen days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

friends, we are ecstatic to announce that we have a court date!  we will be boarding a plane to meet our sweet babe in a matter of days!

we received the call yesterday.
our court date is scheduled for May 29. 

for one week we will love on our little guy.
we will shower him with affection and spend every minute possible engaged in his world.
we will immerse ourselves in a culture that we {already} love.

after six months of holding M's picture close to our hearts...we will get to hold HIM.

we cannot wait.

and at the very end of our trip, we will stand in front of the judge and pray from the depths of our hearts that every piece of paperwork will be accounted for, and we will hear the sweet, coveted words...

"he is yours".

Will you join us in praying the mountains may be moved and every document will be there?  Will you pray for M's heart...that God may prepare him for the road that lies ahead.  Will you pray that all the necessary travel arrangements and details may be worked out quickly?

*** and while you read this, will you stop and say a prayer for dear, dear friends of ours.  They went to court weeks and weeks ago and still are waiting for a document needed to pass court.

AND...just to clarify....Moses will not be coming home with us, yet.  It's a two trip process.

Praying the rest of our journey flies by!


  1. Yay! Yay! Yay! It was the most amazing and most difficult trip we've ever made. We're praying that you pass court while in country and for your emotional strength and peace! Moses, your mommy and daddy are coming soon! Soak everything up!!!

  2. tears Emily, I can not wait for that incredible moment when you lay eyes on your boy for the first time!

  3. beyond thrilled for you guys.
    praying for all the details.

  4. tears just came to my eyes reading this! What an awesome God that continues to take care of the little and big things in our lives and around the world!

  5. Emily, Aghhh!!!!! Cannot wait to hear all about your trip to Ethiopia and little, big "M". Continuing to pray boldly that you will pass court ON May 29.