Thursday, September 23

Shower & One Week {MOWA}

Ok…So- WOW.  Sometimes this journey still feels like a time warp of some kind.  Time is FLYING and STALLING in a strange simultaneous fashion. (and it probably doesn't help that I am holding my breath ALOT which = a lack of much needed oxygen)   At any rate….our MOWA court date is ONE WEEK FROM TODAY.  ONE WEEK.  Nine days later…it's off into the wild blue!

Since I last posted, there has been all kinds of excitement!   Aside from the normal (continued) nesting and packing and such…Last week was homecoming week (which brings all kinds of extra this’s and that’s…) AND three of my sweet girlfriends hosted a beautiful shower for Justice!  

There were THE MOST yummy cupcakes and goodies and can I just say that I really enjoyed having a baby shower and NOT BEING the size of a small barn! (While I LOVED having my sweet beautiful babies and there were special moments in my pregnancies…overall…I was not the most comfortable or attractive pregnant person in the universe so……)  Anyway..  It was a gigantic blessing!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Back to looking ahead.  (I DO LONG for Living in the moment, really… I DO!)  Our MOWA court date. 

For those of you in the adoption community, you get this.  IT’S BIG.  For those of you who are not…trust me….IT’S BIG!  Basically in a nut shell….This is when the courts (Ministry of Women’s Affairs) in Ethiopia rule favorable or (not) for our adoption to move forward.  WE ARE BELIEVING THIS IS GOING TO BE a favorable decision. (period)  Thank you Jesus!

Once we pass I said…We are off and running (flying) just 9 days later and should see our girl (face-to-face) on the 10th of October!! COULD THIS BE MORE EXCITING????

And HEY!!!…While I’m typing away (and not sure when the next post will be)  I want to give a SHOUT OUT and say Thanks to all of you out there who have been and are and continue to pray for our family and for our sweet girl Justice!!!   …And for all of you who have helped us in so many ways!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!  

If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you're going to be cockeyed today. -Anonymous

Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries.  Today’s trouble is enough for today. (Matthew 6:27, 34)


  1. I am so excited for you!! If I mail you something super small would you bring it for me and maybe take a picture of our sweetie for me?? If you can't I totally understand! We are thinking of you guys! Hope you are well :)

  2. ONE WEEK! Oh, Christine! You are almost there! Praying all goes as planned :-)