(Pics are at the bottom, so if you are one who doesn’t read and just looks at pictures you can scroll down)
These days are all sort of running together because they all look the same. We are waiting to get into court, so nothing is happening officially in our process other than just waiting. Court is our big deal, so we are anxiously waiting to get a date set.
We did talk to our coordinator today, and he was finishing up some last documents to be submitted to the court, so Lord willing we will get a court date next week. That is my projection, not his. We did ask him if he thought we would go to court next week, and his response was, “Yes, if God helps us.”
We don’t know exactly what he meant by that, whether it was sarcastic because of our last conversations or if he was dead serious. Either way we know it is on his mind. And this is God’s time to really show him something. So we are praying as hard as ever right now that God would give us a quick date.
Our coordinator also put some pressure on us again about some things he had previously pressued us on. We held our ground and told him we really wanted to make sure things happened in a straightforward and honest way and that we would trust the Lord with it and pray that he honors us. So he is definitely aware that we are waiting on and trusting in the Lord for these things, specifically with one issue at court that he claims will be an issue.
So we are praying that we would get a quick court date and a favorable decision and that this one issue would really be a non-issue. We want those things because we want things to move fast and we want to get a yes. We are also motivated to pray this even more so that God will do something for his own name in the eyes of some people here. We are praying that he will use these circumstances to draw peple here and at home to himself, whether this is the first touch, the last touch, or somewhere in the middle.
Sam is a funny little kid. We took him outside a few times in the last few days for what we think were his first times to ever be outside to play. He seemed to be in awe and basically was just looking at things like cars driving by or birds or snow. Today we played on the playground with him, and hie slid down the slide. It took some getting used to, but he loved it once he did. We were pushing him at first, but after a few times he would start scooting himself off the edge as soon as we set him down.
And he was also in a ridiculously huge and girly looking snow suit. It was so big we could not even see his hands most of the time. It was hilarious. Pictures I am sure he will hate us for in about 13 years, but we are enjoying it anyway.
So nothing too super spiritual today. Just enjoy the boy like we are enjoying him. Please pray with us for a quick court date, that this one issue would not be an issue at all, and for a favorable decision.
We are so grateful for the faithfulness of so many friends and family. Thank you for walking with us all the way.