Some news, but not the big news...

Well, some stuff has happened in our lives since my last post. We still haven't passed court, but our next court date is April 8th. The Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs in Ethiopia did write the recommendation letter we needed from them, but it was missing one of the clearances we needed to be in it. They will rewrite the letter and hopefully we will have everything we need to pass next week.

For some good news though, John is working at the puzzle company again. They haven't hired him back full time with benefits, but we are still praying for that to come. But in the meantime, he is working (actually 6 days a week because he spending Saturdays at the art gallery still). I know this helps his psyche and we are able to save some more money before we leave for Ethiopia, which is a good, good thing.

We made tee-shirts to raise money for the adoption and they came in and look marvelous! I will be giving them to people who ordered them soon. John is so talented!

Thank you all for praying with us. We were disappointed that we didn't pass court last week, but not discouraged. I have complete faith that God is doing something so great in our lives right now and He is going to bring our family together at the exact right time. In the meantime, please pray that our little girl will continue to stay healthy and safe in the transition home. That the nannies will love on her and she will be able to bond with one of her caretakers. Pray that God will continue to prepare her heart for her new home and that He will prepare ours for her so that we can all bond perfectly as if she was with us all her life.

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