Sunday, June 8, 2008

New Week, New Hope

Here we are again (sigh)... Sunday night.
It's Monday morning in Taiwan and the courts are back in session.
The last time we left off, we had our First Decree in the guardianship case.
It's been two weeks now so let's hope the Final Decree happens (or has) and we can get the birth mother's sister's name registered as guardian and get our adoption case into court. At the very least, you'd think we'd get updates on Lucy since other families have recently. Not really sure why things are just so darn hard for us.

At least we know that others are zipping through the courts so maybe there's a judge just sitting there twiddling thumbs waiting for a case to drop in his/her lap. I think I said this before but the fastest I've ever heard from login to first decree is two weeks. The longest? Approx 6 months. (whimper whimper)

I'm truly at the end of my patience. 8 1/2 months since referral... a little one who was 7 1/2 months then who's now 16 months and saying goodbye to three more friends within the next few weeks... if this is a test, I'm very close to failing.

Anyway, just wanted to check in and let you know I'm still kicking. The boys are doing well—swimming like fish and the last week of school. Jeff will know tomorrow if he made round two of his song writing contest. I'm working my butt off and begging God (or anyone who'll listen) to end the wait. It is truly agonizing.

Chin up...

15 comments:

Papa said...

Lets pray for good news by Fathers Day a fitting reward for the song Jeff put his hart into.

Love you both, Papa

Andrea said...

Chin up and positive thoughts.
Hoping, praying and crossing everything I can think for you...

Andrea

Becky, Dean, Drew & Luci said...

Just know we are all thinking of you guys and hoping for the absolutely speediest of news to rush this stupid wait along!! I'm so sorry this is taking so long, I truly wish there was something I could do to end such an agonizing wait...

Lori & Michael said...

Thinking of you all and praying you get good news at any moment. The wait has been way too long and it's time for Lucy to come home.

Lori

marina said...

I know you must really be at the end of your rope. But it could be really soon. If you are that fed up then something is about to happen. (((HUGS)))

Sarah and Dan Sullivan said...

I honestly do not know how you are doing this, but you are an inspiration. I am so moved by your blog and your beautiful little girl. You all are in my heart. Good news for father's day sounds right! Sarah

Sarah and Dan Sullivan said...

I honestly do not know how you are doing this, but you are an inspiration. I love following your blog and all the pictures of your beautiful family. You are all in my heart. Good news for father's day sounds right to me! Sarah

Lynn said...

Thinking of you and praying for good news!

Steve n Coco said...

Take heart... it WILL be over soon. Be encouraged by all these folks on your side.

Rebecca said...

Lifting you and your family & little Lucy up in prayer this week.

Love,
Rebecca

Ann said...

The sermon in church this week for us was "hoping against hope" I thought a lot about that as Jon and I have tried to start a family. We wanted to give up so many times, desperate, but we never gave up. Praying for you and Miss Lucy. She needs to be home, yesterday!! Hoping against hope that this will soon come to a grand end with Lucy in your arms for good!!

Craig, Judy, Andrew, & William said...

You and Lucy have been on my heart quite a bit. I sincerely pray that good news is just around the corner and that you will all have the strength to endure.

Yvonne Crawford said...

Praying for you!
*HUGS*

Megan said...

I think about you and Lucy everyday! I don't even know what to say anymore! I just pray your next case is fast. Hang in there she will be in your arms again, this will all be behind you and Lucy will thrive and have a wonderful life!

lorabelle said...

Just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers...I received updated photo's of Allie yesterday and posted them on our blog. Lucy is in one of them and it was just taken last week. I thought that you might enjoy taking a peek.
I'll send you the photo as well...
Lora