Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby

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It was 8 years ago today that God blessed us with you, our son, Micah Josiah. Micah you have grown into such a caring, thoughtful, loving boy in your 8 years. I love you and I am proud to be your mom.

Court Date #2 Scheduled

Praise God and thank you to all who have prayed! We have received a second court date on Tuesday of next week. Please continue to pray for the papers to be signed and for the documents to be received and for travel plans to be made. Thank you!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Labor Pains

What would a delivery of a new baby be without labor pains? Today brought a new one. This was the day of our court date. Unfortunately, though our representative was in court, she did not have a lawyer as she was advised she did not need one. The judge thought differently. The real pain is the interminable indefiniteness of completion. Will our rep be able to secure a lawyer quickly? Will the court date be postponed a matter of days or weeks? It is entirely possible that she could have a lawyer and court date as soon as tomorrow, or as long as weeks from now. Now for sitting by the phone waiting for it to ring, again. Please pray for swiftness!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Thanks for the new sweater GG!


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You should see the other guy...


It is a fake.
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New Developments

Court date has been set for this coming Wednesday, the 29th. Documents should be ready for pickup Thursday or Friday. As soon as the documents are in hand, travel plans can be made!!! Wednesday will be three weeks from the time we received our referral. God willing, we will be legal guardians of a beautiful little 9 month old girl on WEDNESDAY! Please pray for a smooth court transaction and for speedy plane trips. We all want to be home and on the other end of this process.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Even Better News!

We are praising God for the referral of a healthy little girl about 9 1/2 months old! She is gorgeous! You will have to take my word for it for the time being. Because she is not legally ours, we are not allowed to post pictures. The minute the court signs custody of "Lesly" to the Farrands - watch out, this blog is going to be inundated with photos of our much awaited Aliya. We are going to bed with a renewed peace and awe. What a day!

Exciting News!

We heard from our agency! The process is progressing. Right now, this very morning, in an orphanage in Rwanda, there lies a little girl. In my mind's eye I can't see her face, but I can make out a fuzzy image. On this image in my mind, written in pencil, is the name Aliya Grace Farrand. Once all the governmental red tape has been satisfied with all the i's dotted and t's crossed, the penciling will turn more permanent. I long for her name to be chiseled in stone.

The process as it stands is this. Some amount of medical testing has occurred. The results are in some stage of translations. What do we know? The baby is a little girl under the age of 12 months. This little girl has been hand picked by Almighty God for our family.

As a side note: as I joyfully relay our update with you, my hands and heart tremble at the thought of a name "chiseled in stone". We have not forgotten the last time our baby girl's name was "chiseled in stone". Her name - Hannah Grace Farrand.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Crazy Hair Day meets Micah

Such a cutie pie:)
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Laundry Woes

If you have ever wondered what about 3 weeks of laundry for 5 folks might look like, well, here it is:) I am so thankful this is part of our history, no longer our present.
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