Friday, October 14, 2011

And the verdict is....

... complicated.

First of all, thank you so much for your sweet comments on our last post. They seriously made my day. I love that we have so many friends and family praying for us through this process. Your prayers are so appreciated!

Well, today was the big day. Just like our last big day it started off with a list of unexpected events (Camp threw up again, our car showed up late, Baby U cried through his passport photos, and it was pouring down rain all day in a country where clean shoes are a sign of respect in the court room). It was a rough start once again but we kept reminding one another that since God is great, we don't have to be in control.

When we got into court (which was really just the judges office) it became clear, very quickly, that our case was not going to be cut and dry. The judge had a number of questions regarding how Baby U came to be an orphan. One of the people at court with us was the lady who reported him abandoned. They judge had a lot of questions for her. Though this was nerve-racking at the time, we ultimately were thankful that he has a high regard for ethics in adoption. That is so important to us as well. When it was all said and done, there are a couple of things he is requiring this week from our lawyer and this lady. There will be another hearing on Wednesday to clear those details up. Then, if all goes well, we return to court next Friday and expect to receive a favorable ruling.

Thank you all for praying and please specifically be praying for us as we wait for Friday to come, that these details get cleared up and we receive guardianship of Baby U! We will keep you posted and again... pictures are to come! I promise! I hate reading blog posts with all words. Thanks for sticking with me!


Anonymous said...

Wow, ya'll. I don't know that I could handle it with the calmness, poise and grace that ya'll are handling it. What a test to let go of the control we all so desire to have in all situations. What a testimony this will be too. So happy for you that the process is progressing forward. That is the best news!
In Him - Andrew and Sarah Perrow

jwhit said...

The Whatabrothers were praying for you this morning. This path is providentially laid before you....Be Still....and soak up every lesson. xo - John & Tracy

Ree said...

You did a GREAT job explaining this, Krista! Oh, how often "the verdict is....complicated." :) Praying for favor, quick resolution of the judge's questions, FAVOR, peace for you both (all 4, actually!), and that you specifically would have ENDURANCE in trusting the Lord through all of the twists and turns.

I am with you in being thankful for thorough judges and a careful process, and appreciate SO MUCH about this post: your gracious response, and the way you honored everyone involved.

And as a side note? M was so terrified of the cameras/stool/lights/photographer/passport photo process, that the scared look on his face in his pictures still makes me giggle. And feel like a terrible (future) mommy-to-be :D.

Praying for you! Excited to be walking this journey with you!!

Beth said...

The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was check facebook and your blog to see how things went! We will be praying that all the details will be cleared up quickly and without complication. Looking forward to the next update!

Anonymous said...

So very glad you guys are keeping us updated. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers a lot this week. We love you guys
and proud of your faithfulness through this whole process. Love, Angie and Travis Roby

Krista said...

Thanks so much guys! I truly can't tell you how much your prayers, love and support mean to us! This is a hard and amazing road all at the same time. What a blessing community is! Next post will have pictures! yay!