Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I JUST WANT MY BROTHER HOME

Yesterday I was in the library with Beau (age 8).  He asked me, "Mom, how long do we have until Joseph can't be adopted"?  I told him, "Eight months".  He looked at me and between the sobs said, "Mom, I just want my brother to come home".  I think this is a sign that I need to be more careful keeping things even on the home front.  Obviously the kid feels stressed too.  Sweet, sweet Beau. 

It's Late, I'm Weary

It's late and I'm weary.  I can't sleep so I've been sitting on the internet hoping that I will get an e-mail from our lawyer.  The news we heard today isn't great and I sent some specific questions to our lawyer in hopes that we can get some answers.  It's 9:30 AM his time, thus the hope that he could answer my e-mail is keeping me awake.  Hope is not lost, not at all.  God has brought us too far and there is a reason we were assigned this judge.  I'm just waiting to learn why.  I don't know when I'll be leaving.  With most judges I would say I could be in Uganda any day, but with this judge things are very unpredictable.  The airfares are jumping quickly and are up to about $2800.  A week ago they were around $2000.  Joseph starts his second term of boarding school on Monday........................got an e-mail that his money is due and he has to have a bunch of supplies.  I have had no notice of this so tomorrow I will focus on wiring the money and getting him settled.  It will help keep me busy.  I'm doing a bead party for African Promise tomorrow night.  I always enjoy an opportunity to talk about the foundation and raise awareness.  I hope I'm emotionally stable enough to stand up there and talk.  We still haven't told very many people about our adoption and I'm sure my emotions betray me at times and people wander what in the world is going on with me.  Anyway, the fight goes on.  Praying and staying close to the Lord.  He is stretching me and I am learning to rely on Him in ways that I never have.  I am thankful for that.

News!

Our application has been assigned to a judge.  The judge is not the one we were hoping to be assigned to.  I don't know much more than that.  The attorney can't seem to give me any firm answers.  Keep praying.  We need it!