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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Optimistic but realistic? Disappointed.

So my motto going into my court date was "optimistic, but realistic." I was hopeful that court would go well but I knew, in light of recent events, that there was a good chance that court could be delayed. And it was. I found out Friday afternoon that my second court date will be Tuesday December 4th. Most of court went well, there were just some papers that were missing from the orphanage where my daughter was before coming to the House of Hope. Apparently the orphanage is in the middle of their yearly inspection and not all the documents quite made it where they needed to be, whether the orphanage did not get them to MOWA (Ministry of Women's Affairs) or MOWA did not get them to the court. So hopefully, in the next ten days, they will make their journey complete.

Travel dates? Who knows? The "usually 3 weeks" after court puts me at Christmas week but I don't know how that will work with the holidays. And of course the week after that is New Year's. I'd hate to have to wait until the second week of January but I'll do whatever I need to, I guess. Best to just wait until after court and see.

So I'll keep everyone posted.

6 comments:

Annie said...

Thinking of you :) We are here to support you through the ups and downs....sorry that you had to hit another down. Yet I am hopeful for the 4th :) Annie

LISA said...

Jill, hoping all goes well the next court date!

Sally said...

That is dissapointing! We'll hope all goes well on the 4th... good luck and try to keep in good cheer for Christmas :)

Kristina said...

Just want you to know that we are all pulling for you! I had Phillip, Ruth Ann, and my mom at my house for Thanksgiving, and all weekend, they kept asking me to check your blog...
Good luck!

Paul and Deedra said...

Jill, I haven't kept up with my blog buddies lately and just was smiling reading your last few posts and seeing pics of your baby shower. How amazing is all this?! I know you must be disappointed with the court date being pushed back. We are in the same boat. Maybe we'll spend Christmas together in Ethiopia meeting our new little ones! I have mixed feelings about that, but it would definitely be a story to tell years from now...and what a gift, huh? I'll be praying Dec. 4th goes smoothly for you!
~Deedra

kikstra said...

Oh bummer- looks like everyone with a Friday court date experienced similar things- we'll pray for you on the 4th!