Monday, April 6, 2009

Yes, I'm still here

And I have pictures to share, and stories to tell! Unfortunately there are only 24 hours in a day, and I need to sleep for at least 4 or 6 of them. Lots of changes are looming for us... exciting, wonderful changes that are also scary and stressful. We will definitely be moving soon, but exactly where is still up in the air. TJ will be moving into full time ministry, and while we think we know where, it isn't an absolutely positively done deal, yet. We should hear about the church we just expect to be our home by next Monday. We spent the weekend with that church family and had a great time getting to know some amazing people. They had a sign out in front of the church, that I SO wish I had a camera with me to take a picture. They had put all 8 of our names on it, and just barely had room for all the names! ;) Too funny.

Meanwhile I made yet another trip to the doctor this morning with one of our little ones. I think that my family alone funds that entire medical center. They should put like a statue out front honoring our contributions. This time, we have a referral to a surgeon, and will be discussing a hernia repair for Blessing.

Mercy had court last Thursday, and maybe I'm not crossing any privacy line if I say it is looking more and more likely that we will have the opportunity to adopt her. I had to testify, my first to do such a thing (I am the only one who is still in contact with her birth mom). It was raining, and they were ahead of schedule by 30 minutes. I had run from our parking space to the building with baby wrapped up against me to avoid her getting wet. Out of breath, I walked into the court room to an already proceeding case. They immediately asked me to testify, and I could hardly talk! SO embarrassing. Nothing is set in stone, but the next court date, in early June, will likely be a termination hearing. They are actually calling it a fast track termination. In June, she'll be 9 months old. What about that is fast? Sheesh.

I have lots to share about our Charity, too, and will try to get that hammered out for ya soon! I know I'm losing readers by the day, but I'll eventually get back on track. ;) It's just such a blur of a season for us right now. We're trudging forward, though. One step at a time. One prayer at a time. And trying to enjoy life along the way!

5 comments:

Annie said...

I promise I won't be jealous if you get to adopt first.

Our court date is May 6, we're hoping for termination finally, please God, terminate.

Glad to hear you are still alive, I'll have the kids start working on a mockup of the statue in your honor. Can't say I don't know what you mean there.....

and if hubby is in full time ministry, I guess that makes you the preacher's wife?

Carolyn Noble said...

I keep forgetting to tell you that there is an incredible doctor at your new church! You will love him. And he will take good care of your crew!

dean said...

you don't have to have gaps in your posts to lose readers by the day, take it from me...

exciting to hear all the stuff God has going on with you guys, although maybe you'd settle for a little less excitement from time to time, no?

Maury said...

Dean cracked me up with that last line! haha

Oh girl, I am so happy for you that you can find some comfort in knowing you may really get to keep Mercy! I rejoice for you!

Love you...I hope everything works out with your move. Will that put you closer, or further away from me?? (I hope closer!)

glitzen said...

Adopt Mercy? How wonderful. How simply wonderful. I will pray!