Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Prayer and Thanksgiving

We've been waiting since August for our case to be registered in the new Court with the new judge. We received word this week that perhaps by this Friday, the judge will set the date for the "next and final" hearing.  

As with all things in this process, we're not holding our breath, but our attorney has asked for prayer. We ask specifically that the hearing would be scheduled soon and that God would touch the heart of this new judge so that he/she would see by the history of the case, that in the best interest of Olivia, it needs to move forward. Now. That we could be done with the Court process and move on to the next step, which would be the CNA. And most importantly, that Olivia be allowed to stay right where she is.

We know that we have a lot of prayer warriors out there who have been diligently praying for Olivia and our family all along this journey. We want you to know just how grateful we are. It is such a blessing knowing so many people care and are petitioning the Lord on our behalf.

Thank you.

May God bless you and your families this Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday To Our Little Girl

Photo taken in June 2010

Today is Olivia's 6th birthday, and even though we're not able to be with her.....again, we were able to send some gifts down to her this year. Hopefully, she will know how much we love and miss her and that we are still here fighting for her.

As far as our case is concerned, as of last week, we were waiting for it to be registered in the new Court, (I might add, some 2+ months after the former judge washed her hands of it). That was supposed to have happened last Friday. We haven't heard yet if it has. Please pray that once the new judge has our case, that he/she will allow us to move forward. To get out of the Court system and on the road to completing this adoption. It was exactly two years ago, that this whole business with the "grandmother" began. Looking back, it is unbelievable that so much time has been allowed to pass without a resolution to that. Two precious years of a little girl's life gone.....for what?

I have no doubt that Olivia will have a fun birthday with the wonderful folks that are taking care of her. We feel extremely blessed that she's with such loving, godly people. We're hoping and praying that this is the last birthday that we will have to be separated.

Feliz Cumpleanos, Olivia! ♥♥♥