We feel kind of like we went to the hospital but were told it was just Braxton-Hicks and to go back home!
We don’t have much news to share…in fact, we have no news because two of the needed witnesses (investigator and physician) didn’t appear in court today. Thus, the case was postponed for 6 more weeks. BUT the kids will come live with us tomorrow as “pre-adopted foster children” and we are excited to move forward as a family by faith!!
It was an emotional day for us, but we are choosing to rest in the fact that God is working all things together for good. And as my new best friend…the incubator mom to my littles…who deserves and will be getting an entire post in coming days…pointed out, the Lord obviously wanted us to get a different judge. He obviously wanted us to have a more air-tight case. He obviously wanted us to be with the children 6 weeks longer before we have”forever family” type-conversations, etc.
So, needless to say, we are ready to get these nuggets in our care so we can love them as hard as we can. (By “ready”, I mean we are excited–as I type Joel is hammering and drilling their room together…) Pretty sure we will not sleep a wink tonight, but we are excited to hit the road bright and early tomorrow morning to pick up our two pigtails and a cowlick!!
Please keep praying! Here are some specifics:
1. For God’s will to be done in the court system and for the bio mom to become a believer through all this.
2. For us to be able to love these children and supernaturally bond in such a way that they experience Jesus and feel safe with us vs. traumatized in yet another home.
3. That we would be good stewards of these first days of caring for them while being faithful in campus ministry.
Thank you for walking this road with us. We are grateful for your partnership in the Gospel and in growing our family!