Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day 40 - One More Day

We've been enjoying the snow we've been getting over the last 3 days. We've seen little bits of snow since we've arrived, but it melts by the next day. But now its' been around a few days and it's really pretty outside. And the snow seems to lift everyone's spirits around here. We've seen kids having snowball fights. There are little ones being pulled around on little sleds! Everyone everywhere just seems to be happier! Everything is brighter and looks so pristine.

I see this and I'm reminded of the joy one feels when you know Jesus paid an enormous debt just for you! And you ask him to forgive your sins, to be a part of your life and to change your heart.  Seeing the snow has my heart singing that old hymn, "Oh!The Blood of Jesus, it washes white as snow!"  Even the evenings are brighter around here as the snow reflects the street lights and signs.  How much more Jesus lightens our lives!

We went to the court building today. We were asked to file one more document and then they gave us an appointment for our court hearing. We will go before the judge at 2:00pm on Thursday, January 19th to petition for our adoption.  Just one more day to wait. This is just one of several remaining steps in the process, but this is the most significant!

Afterward we went on over to the orphanage and visited with the girls for about an hour. It is our usual routine to leave just before lunch is served. But Lindsay was not ready to go back to the room, today. She wanted to stay with Daddy. She tried a couple of times to get away and come back to the door where we were. Sweet, girl! Soon enough, all of us will leave together.

We plan to spend the evening with some new friends and try to get a good night's sleep for our Big Day tomorrow.

Here are a few pictures from yesterday afternoon and this morning. It is really hard to get both girls to look at the camera at the same time.
Checking out the new toys. Making lots of noise!

Shawna, me, and Lindsay.
The girls loves to have a toy in each hand!

Showing off my new rattle toy!
Have a wonderful day!


  1. Yes! I am so happy that you have a court date :) Btw, enjoy the snow because it has been getting into the 70s over here. Hugs and prayers!

  2. I love the pictures! They are so cute!

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for tomorrow! Will you also tell their new names then?