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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Power of Words

Like ripping off a bandaid, there's no way to say it softly.  
We learned our court date today and it's not what we had hoped.  
It's scheduled for next Wednesday.  Monday and Tuesday are holidays, so Wednesday it is.  Evidently, our process is smack dab in the middle of every single Spring holiday over here.  
  Go figure.

While I can't change it, I did shed some tears.  
Got it all out and now I move on.
And so we continue to be in a holding pattern.
After my watershed moments, I saw this on another blog.

It made the moment a little brighter, and I'm reminded.  Every day over here is a beautiful day, seeing her smile, laugh, and reach her arms around me for that special hug and kiss she's now accustomed to getting.  Yes, it's a beautiful day and it will be a beautiful day tomorrow.

I love that smile!


  1. I'm sorry to hear that you will be there longer than you had hoped! But I do know that y'all are enjoying getting to know Sarah better. God knows best and He may know that Sarah needs this extra time to really get to know her mama and daddy and get attached to them! :) Praying...

  2. Following along with your journey... hang on you will be home soon. Many are praying... and she is yours. I know how you feel (been there,although not as long as you) but you will be home soon... She is so beautiful and happy and you are so blessed.

  3. oh hang in there! loved that video!

  4. I"m sorry for the delayed court! But hopefully it gives you more time to savor the experience there :-)

  5. Did you get a chance to walk down to the restaurant by the sea from the orphanage? It's something you could do between visits for something different. Another thing is taking the trolley home from the orphanage. A few transfers are made but again, something different. From what it looks like you stayed in the area we did so then you walk home once you hit the train station. It took 3 weeks to get our court date too. It gets long and you miss home and your family but I promise, you will miss it one day and look back with fond memories!!! I still can't believe how that little girl has grown!!! She is beautiful!!!

  6. OK, so you're now even more a part of the adoption sisterhood. I had my meltdown after we returned to the capital city and found out that we had to wait the entire weekend to have our embassy appointment. After the long train ride the night before, the emotions of court and that busy day, I was spent. I boo-hooed and was SO HOMESICK I couldn't stand it. But like you said, it passed and I put on my big girl underwear and persevered and looked at the weekend as some much needed down time to get to know Nadia a little better.

    YOU WILL GET HOME! It's coming!!!

  7. FAITH Sister! I know it is difficult to have it when you have been so patient and so strong for so long, but ya gotta have FAITH! Missing you! L.

  8. so happy you finally have a date! congrats!

  9. Praying for you guys right now. Have been a lurker on your blog for a while, LOL. Your daughter is {b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l} God Bless!

  10. As Kristin said, the experiences isn't complete without that meltdown moment somewhere in the process....and trust me I had more than a few....hang in there new sister. We are here to support you no matter what the emotion or feeling or meltdown or celebration. Again, your strength is SO amazing and wonderful! HANG ON!!!!