Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Breaking News!

We got a call from Natalie, our Gladney caseworker, this morning! WE HAVE A COURT DATE PEOPLE!  Nearly 14 weeks of waiting to hear the words "I have your court date!" Matt and I exchanged hi-5's after Natalie told  us April 23rd would be our court date in Ethiopia.


We also found out that my blogger buddy, Heidi ALSO got the SAME court date! We've been wishing and hoping for MONTHS that we'd be traveling together to get our kiddos, and we were so excited to share this happy news today! We're one step closer to those sweet little people in Ethiopia!
We are absolutely are hoping and praying that things go smoothly on the initial court date. We are also preparing ourselves for the reality/possiblity that there are often delays. Sometimes related to the case, sometimes completely unrelated to us our our case. Delays don't always occur, but they are not uncommon.  We expect to get a call sometime on April 23rd with results of our court appointment.

We are praying for:
-Favorable opinion from MOWA on April 22nd.
-Safe and smooth travel for the staff member from the original orphanage in Gondar who is also bringing a needed family member to our court appt along with all needed documentation
- A quick and easy FINAL decision from the judge ON April 23rd!
-Travel as soon as possible following our finalization in court! We are hoping for mid-May.

17 comments:

Leslie said...

HOLY COw!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

I'll be praying for all your needs to be met, that the court date will go through smoothly.

Leanne said...

I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is wonderful news!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

Christine said...

That is wonderful news!!! HAPPY DAY!!!!

missy said...

i'm SO thrilled for you. you have waited so long. praying everything goes smoothly from here on out and that you get to travel with your friends!

The Busters said...

HAPPY NEWS!!! YAY!!!! You are SO close!!

Mark and Heidi said...

I CAN'T BELIEVE WE HAVE OUR COURT DATES!!!! I will warn you, there will be some ugly crying if I finally get to hug you IN ETHIOPIA!

Lisa said...

Soooooo happy for you Eryn!!!!

Lisa said...

No news today, but I'm hopeful for soon!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Wooohhooooo!!!!!

Lindsey said...

So excited for your family, we're praying for smooth sailing from here on out! Praise the Lord for each of these milestones in your amazing journey!

Christy. said...

Praying court goes great and you can hop on that plane!!!

The Redman's said...

YEAH!! I'm just soo happy for you guys!! Praying for a VERY smooth court date! :)

Gayla said...

HOORAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!

soooo hoping that you and heidi get to travel together! so special!

Blomgren2 said...

Wohoooo!!!!

Tam and Kai - NYC said...

GREAT, GREAT NEWS!!!!!

Lynne Paulus said...

Praise the Lord! Congrats Kesslers on this news!

Karen said...

YAY YAY YAY!! It is about stinkin' time! You are SO close to the finish line Eryn!

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