Monday, August 9, 2010

WE HAVE COURT

     With tears streaming down my face I am writing these words.  We received news this morning that we have court on August 26.  Praise the Lord.  To say we are relieved would be putting it mildly.  A bit in shock - absolutely.  Excited - not there yet!  Too much to do... still pinching ourselves...

     Of course we don't get the easy court.  Breaking into a new region - opening doors for other boys means that each step is only a baby step.  Our court is a baby step.  It is a preliminary court.  The 'real' court will be a week (hopefully) from the first court.  So we actually have two courts.  It is not ideal.  It is not normal.  It means a longer stay in country.  It means added stress as we wait for the 2nd court but the mountain is melting.  We stand in awe.  We have to continue to trust - taking each step as we go.  On the day Rob and I were married, as we walked down the aisle and out of the church, after our vows were made, one of our favorite songs from one of our favorite Christian artists, Rich Mullins, played in the background.  Step By Step.  Over 17 years later - we are still playing out the words to that song.

STEP BY STEP
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

28 comments:

  1. Yay yay yay Julia!!! I am so excited for you all! That is wonderful news. I'm almost in tears reading this amazing news! We are still praying for you all and can't wait till the day you get to take Aaron out of the institution forever! So glad you will be back here soon!

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  2. YEA for you! Yea for Aaron!
    Bring LOADS of pictures of your family.... AND loads of pictures of your interactions with Aaron for the witnesses to look at while you are having court. :)
    It "humanizes" you and your family to them.
    Show them to anybody who will look.
    What an awesome blessing to be able to part the waters for those who come behind. :)

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  3. So glad to hear that court has been scheduled. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  4. Oh, I am so very happy to read this!!! Thank you God! Praying that the time goes quickly and that you know God's presence with you every step of the way. Praying for your family as you go - and that you come home soon with Aaron!

    Hugs
    Leslie

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  5. What great news for a Monday morning! We will continue to pray for everything to go smoothly.

    Patty

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  6. I read the title on my dashboard feed and both arms went straight up toward heaven!!!
    I will not stop praying. What a story this little boy will have to share one day.
    \0/

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  7. woo hoo!!!!Congrats!!!!!
    So happy for you all, but mostly Aaron!!!!

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  8. Praise God! I pray that God would prepare your hearts in the days of waiting, so that when you appear in court, you will know exactly WHAT to say. May He also prepare place for you to stay to fir your budget. I know that song of Rich Mullins- love it and thanks for the reminder.Can't wait for you to be united with your boy, who by the way, looks very much like his new mom.

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  9. Praise the Lord!!! So glad you have a date. I will continue to pray that all goes well and as smoothly as possible!

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  10. You do not need to publish this comment but I don't know how to email you. We have something for Aaron, if you are interested. I took a picture of it, I can send if you'd like. It's nothing big, just a pillow sham - it's Thomas the Tank Engine embellished with the name "Aaron" in buttons, quite cute if you ask me. It was made for my Aaron who is now 10 and far outgrown Thomas. :) If you'd like it I'd love to send it for him but PLEASE feel completely confident in saying "no thanks!"

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  11. Thank you Jesus! That will fly by!

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  12. Michelle - We would LOVE it!! I'm a big Thomas fan....

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  13. My e-mail is covenantb@yahoo.com

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  14. wooohoooooo....FABULOUS news!!!!! Oh how I am rejoicing with you tonight :)

    FAITHFUL JESUS!!!!

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  15. Yessssssss! Thank you, Lord! Will continue praying.

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  16. Praising God with you!!!!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  17. Congratulations! We had a preliminary and secondary as well. According to our judge they have to give the local inspector's office 5-7 working days notice to appear in court for final hearing, that's why the delay. If your inspector's office can accommodate sooner they usually do. :)
    Baby steps! August is a hard time to be in Ukraine. Praying for you, for strength and peace!

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  18. Julia,
    I am also crying over your post. You are right. God is moving mountains right before our eyes.
    As I am writing this from my very own home, you can imagine how very full of joy I am.
    Traci

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  19. emailing you know - Aaron's Mamaw who made it is quite happy it will now go to your sweet boy :)

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  20. Praising God for this wonderful news!!!

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  21. Wow, wow, wow!!! I am so happy for you guys! Congratulations!

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  22. I love you guys, except for that I'm crying again today and that is just, well, part of the journey I guess. You are in our prayers for sure! I can't wait to see him home! HOME! Soon, soon!

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  23. Julia & Family- such great news! We flew to Russia on our first trip for Ana the same week in August- last year! I still remember you pulling me aside at Co-op last fall and telling me teary eyed that you had found Aaron.... God is so good and amazing! Our family is praying for you all!!!!!!! :)K

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