Court is MONDAY 10:00 am!!!!!
We are are going to court MONDAY to plead for this little girl to be OURS!!!!
We hadn't heard anything about court all day and we were anxious so we thought we would get out and do something. Here at the college campus we are staying at, there is a van that takes people to the supermarket every friday at 4 pm so since we were completely out of any food, we decided we better join them.
So we loaded this white van and headed to the market with a van full of people.
On the "freeway" on the way to the market, it is a scary ride because you just suddenly pull off the side into the turnaround and make a u turn to get where you need to go....everyone does it and it is totally normal! I like to refer to it as the "death turn around".
It is like a walmart-type place but we end up wandering aimlessly and leaving with pringles, juice, sprite because we don't know what anything is. Although today we found tortillas and cheese so Kris is set now! We decided to eat something at the little cafe there because we saw pizza and figured it was safe and we could point to it to order it. Well it looked normal until a few bites into it when we realized really all that was on it.....It had bologne, ham, pineapple, tomatoes, cheese, corn, and mayo.....YUM!
So as we are wandering around the supermarket we turn around and there is our facilitator standing behind us! It was already 5:00 so we assumed we were not hearing any good news about court at this point and lo and behold here is our facilitator standing there and she says "oh it has been a crazy day at court with my other family so I haven't had time to call you but I have good news...you have court on Monday at 10:00" She said she talked to the judge and she was very nice. The one holdup is that we need a form of some kind faxed to the court from the SDA before court and supposedly it will be faxed monday morning at 9......so we are praying it comes through in time!
We are SO happy to have a court date!! What happens at court will decide what we do next. Whether or not they decide to waive the 10 day wait or not, then we will decide if we stay through the wait or go home and come back. At first we were told the 10 day wait never gets waived anymore here but now the facilitator is saying it might be an option so we will have to wait and see.
This is the quote we will live by for the weekend. "Worry is anticipating the outcome will be bad, Hope is anticipating the outcome will be good, Faith is anticipating that no matter the outcome it will be for my benefit."
And we will keep hugging our girl each day in the meantime!
Pictures from today's visits:
We are trying to train her to like the ipad for at least a few minutes so that she will be entertained on the plane ride home...whenever that may be.
We are very grateful to the friends here on campus that we have made. The missionary couple has saved us with a few meals! The man loves to cook! He bakes cakes every day for the schools here and some of the orphanages. One morning he knocked on our door with sausage & egg biscuits for breakfast and another morning he brought us pancakes, sausage and homemade maple syrup that was to dye for (they don't have syrup here)!
These are some of the things we are craving right now:
-salsa and chips (they don't have tortilla chips at the store)
-milk that doesn't have an 8 month expiration date (yes it is supposedly good for 8 months!)
-grandma sycamore bread
-cafe rio (yes even Kris is craving that)
-chili's chips and queso
just to name a few!
Praying we get the fax in time monday and that nothing pushes the court date back......because that is quite common here!