Monday, October 8, 2007

WE HAVE A COURT DATE!!!

Mary T. just called us to say our court date is this Friday, October 12, 2007!!!AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Last night I had the strongest feeling we were getting the call today and so did Jerry & Ellie. It was so strong that I knew I just had to start packing. I was up until 2:00 a.m. and I packed everything for our 3 babies. Of course, last week Jerry's job scheduled him to be at a mandatory meeting in CA from Oct. 22 - Oct. 26 and our primary babysitters Melissa & Randy are scheduled to go to CA on Nov. 1st. for his job. Talk about crazy?? We knew this was going to happen. So,now we need to go to Ethiopia on October 25th!! The whirlwind begins...I just called our travel agent and she is getting all the travel arrangements for us. Jerry said he will be leaving CA on the red eye on the 25th in time to get on the next plane to Ethiopia. PRAISE THE LORD WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO GET OUR PRECIOUS BABIES!!!! Again, I am sitting here in amazement and tears pouring down my face. I just can't comprehend all that the LORD is doing in our lives. I am so amazed!!!!!

10 comments:

David & Robin said...

Hey Eileen:

We have a court date for Friday too!!!!! I'm trying not to get excited since our case is unique --so I'm holding my breath and pouring my heart out to God in prayer.

I am looking into flights now, but Ethiopian Air changed their flight schedules since August. We are flying straight out of DC and not trying to get a flight from Charlotte to DC.

Robin

HeidiD in CT said...

Congratulations - I am SO happy for you!!!! I will be watching you every step of the way. xoxoxo

emily said...

Praising the Lord with you--- so thankful you get to go get your babies!! Can't wait to follow the rest of the journey.

The Quinn Girls said...

Congratualtions!!

Timm and Jennifer said...

We are so happy for you...you have waited a long time to pick up your precious children! I am so glad your travel date came quickly! I am greateful for your posts on my blog your encouragement has meant alot to me. Can't wait to see updates from Ethiopia!

Penn & Janet said...

Congratulations! We have been following your blog and are happy you will soon have your babies! I believe your new twins are just a couple of weeks younger than Penn Jr. Praying your travels go well.
The Linder Family

Laura said...

YAY!!! I'm so excited for you guys! Praying for you guys.

Creech Family said...

YIPPPEEEE!!!! Now we count down in hours, huh?! Praying for your family as you try to juggle it all and for those in the courts and for those precious little ones!
-F

Jocelyn said...

I have been following your journey on Ellie's blog, I just realized you had one too! Yes, I am quick. I saw that you will be traveling when I am. I was sorry to hear that your date was postponed but I am happy to meet one of my blogger buddies;-) My court date is 10/22 and I am planning to leave on 11/10. I hope to meet you and your beautiful children in Addis!!

Catherine Pooler said...

Eileen- I am so thrilled for you and your family! Travel safely and I can't wait to hear more.
I'm thinking about your family.