Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I've gotten to the point where I never thought I would post those two words. I can't believe it! We have a court date. It's on December 8. Only three days after the one-year anniversary of our precious daughter's death.

October 31st, Halloween, marked the one-year anniversary of Josi officially becoming our daughter, and as December is approaching quickly, I was starting to get anxious knowing that I would be a rough time for me. But now... NOW... I have something so good and exciting to look forward too. (Thank you God for your perfect timing.) Saron's birth mother has to show up to court on that day to be available to speak and sign her name off one last time relinquishing herself as her mother. Saron's birth mother is ill with HIV Aids and as a result, has decided to make a plan for her daughter so that she will not be orphaned when she passes. (Saron's birth father has already died from HIV.) I just pray that she is healthy enough to make the trip.
Please pray with me that we will pass court and that Saron's birth mother is healthy enough to make the trip to the Addis Ababa court house. My heart aches for this woman and the sadness she must feel. I hope she feels some joy in her heart as she learns that her daughter will be loved on and cared for her entire life and most importantly taught about Jesus and his wonderful plan for her.

Now... I can start preparing for a daughter, a baby girl, to join our family.


Kerri said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy for you! Sending positive thoughts your way for a successful court date!

Justin and Donna Brown said...

I am so Happy for you Carla! We will be praying for you! It was great meeting you and getting to spend some time with you!

Will and Aileen said...

Hooray! I'll be praying for all of you.


WHOO HOO!!! Praying for the day our kiddos are home!

Paula said...

Carla, I am so happy for you!!! I will be praying for your family and praying that you pass court on the big day!

FHL said...

Oh Carla I'm sobbing! I pray God comforts Saron's mother with peace.

Congratulations on receiving a court date!!!! Praying she'll be home soon!

Mindy said...

I am so happy for you guys! I will be praying for you. My friend Ruthanne has her's on the 9th so December has to be a good month.



wvamom said...

Wow! What joy in the midst of tragedy--it has to be every mom's worst nightmare, that she would pass away with no one to love her child.I'm thankful that you all are willing to stand in the gap for her.

Mamita J said...

December 8th. I'll be praying for all involved.

God bless,

Amy Jo said...

Congratulations on your court date! Thanks so much for keeping me posted! We're just weeks of each other!

Praying with you for your sweet girl's birth mom. I can only imagine how heavy your heart is.

Peace & JOY,

Bettles said...

Carla, Sammy and kids. I'm so happy for the news about Saron and sad about her Mom at the same time. We have all been in each others prayers over the last year, we have shared much saddness and now we will be sharing in the joy. I loved all the pictures of the kids... I have missed you all so much. Now that baby Jake is here and doing well, we hope to come out for a visit. You'll all be in my prayers and soon Saron will be home in your arms and with her new family.