No court date yet, but...

Sam is on our minds all day everyday. I am so anxious to get additional information about him and pictures of him. Our agency allows families that are traveling before us to take care packages and take pictures of our son for us. We have a very sweet person, Kara, who is doing this for us and she leaves for Ethiopia this coming Friday! We will also receive monthly updates from the agency in regards to Sam's weight, measurements and current pics. We are even allowed to send 5 questions to have answered in that monthly update.

Our next big step is getting assigned a court date. We have not received that yet but are hopeful it won't be too much longer. Then the big deal is that we are able to pass court on the first try.

Until then we are getting ready here. We finally decided to rearrange rooms a bit and put Cole in the bonus room and give Sam Cole's room. Cole is pretty fired up because the playroom has a basketball goal, pool table and pretty big TV.....not a bad setup for a ten year old boy. About a week ago I ordered a crib, changing table and "armoire type" piece and it all came in today. I am so excited to get everything put together and get Sam's room ready for him. All of this helps to make it seem more real and like it won't be long.

I read the following on a person's blog and loved it so much I wrote it down and wanted to share it on my blog....

God writes words on our hearts that long to be spoken and strain to be lived out. Then with his own great hand He begins to write the script... Experience by experience through seemingly ordinary days He supernaturally orders our lives. Only when we look back and reflect on what appeared to have been the ordinary events of life does it become clear what a miracle the Lord has performed.

It is through so many seemingly ordinary days and events that my awesome God has led me to this sweet blessing of being a mom to Sam.


  1. Reading that just makes me happy. I love it. I cannot wait to meet your sweet baby boy!

  2. Jennifer,
    Just found your blog through 2 love orphans. I am so excited for your family. Didn't know if you knew that I work for an agency that does hoemstudies and I love it!! It is a complete joy to help bring these babies home! Can't wait to meet your little man
    Kelly Stewart (Emery's Mom)