Sunday, June 27, 2010

So, what's next?

I have been meaning to update for awhile but every time I sit down to the computer, I am just not sure where to go. We are so in love with our little man. So much so it hurts. I find myself looking at his pictures and just cracking up at his beautiful smile and wonderful curls.
Other times, I want to burst out in tears! It just kills me to think that he is half a world away. He is growing so quickly and we are missing it! I think the hardest thing is is that we love him so much, and he doesn't even know who we are!
But if there is one thing that God has taught us through this whole process is that his timing is perfect and we trust that it will be!
We did get some wonderful pictures today sent from the Bottomly's who just arrived home with their adorable Olive! We needed to see his face today.
So for those of you wondering, what we are waiting on now is a court date. Usually this take about 2-3 months. The catch for us is that in Ethiopia there is a rainy season where the courts close for about 6-8 weeks sometime in August through October. So if we do not make the deadline, it looks like we won't travel for our court date until Oct. or Nov.
So now we wait.
I still have lots of thinks that I never want to forget about our referral week, so stay tuned for those posts!


Carrie Chlebanowski said...

Shannon, I met you at the Queen (we are the ones you shared your appetizer with!) We will be in Addis the last week in July. I don't know how much free time we will have, but if at all possible, I would love to get pics for you!! email me if you are interested!!

Lindsey said...

This is DEFINITELY the hardest part. Hang in there. HE knows exactly what He is doing and His timing always beats ours.

I cannot wait to see you guys soon.

Hugs and Love,


Rebecca said...

I'm glad you all got some new pictures! It's amazing what it does for your waiting heart to see their face!

I'll be praying that you get a court date before the rainy season!!

Amber said...

Shannon- my husband and I couldn't stop talking about how incredibly adorable your little boy is. He was ready to start the process to adopt when we saw the pictures. I can't imagine how hard it is to be patient right now, but it will all be worth it soon. He's happy and healthy now and eventually it will seem like you've had him forever!

Shannon Plumb said...

Carrie- I would LOVE it if you would take some pics for me!!!!! My email is shancat35 at yahoo dot com! E=mail me!:)