Because I can't do a post without a picture...I just framed this old picture of Rhett.
So, I thought it was time for a little update. We are almost to the possible halfway point of the big wait. The average wait with our agency for a baby girl is around four months. I put very strong emphasis on the words "possible" and "average" when it comes to the big wait. We have prepared ourselves for a much longer wait. We are completely at peace with the big wait. And we are currently coming to peace with the court closure. For those of you who may not know, Ethiopian courts close for up to two months every year. Some of the reasons I have heard for the closure are rainy season, time to train new Judges, reorganization....
We will most likely get our referral during this court closure or just before which will delay "baby sister's" homecoming by about three months. The reality is that we may not be able to bring "baby sister" home until December or maybe even next year. It is a very sad realization, but we have had a lot of practice in patience throughout this process. Ask me again how patient I am after we know who are daughter is and we know she is waiting for us in an orphanage. I'm sure this will be the hardest part of the whole process.
As Rhett said to the congregation in church last week, "God, give us peace."