I'm not big on statistics, but the odds don't look good that we'll pass court tomorrow night (which is Monday morning in Ethiopia); we will most likely be delayed again. Between the court reducing the number of files they look at each day, the backlog of files that have already accumulated over the past week of the five files/day rule, the high number of families who have likely been scheduled or rescheduled for Monday's court, all of the new Mowa staff who have just (this week) replaced the former staff, and a bunch of other factors...the probability of our passing is, well, not exactly in our favour.
My emotions have been up and down like a yo yo over the past week. I'm been snarly, impatient and unquestionably annoying at some points; and cheerful, optimistic and kinda normal at other times. My mood can fluctuate pretty wildly over the span of just five minutes, and heaven help you if you catch the wrong end of that pendulum. This isn't the norm for me...I'm usually a pretty stable, rock-like kinda of gal when it comes to mood and level-headedness.
The thing that calms me down when I'm at my worst, and really it's the only thing that calms me down when I'm in this state, is remembering that even if I don't know the outcome already, God does. He has a plan for us, and He has a plan for our children. He loves us all and wants the best for us. And I believe that He wants these children to join our family...I've believed that since I was about fifteen years old and had the vision. And He is a God of miracles...which is exactly what it will be if we do pass on Monday.
I'll be so glad when Monday arrives and we just know, one way or another. I imagine we'll get a call sometime Monday morning, letting us know what happened. No worries, I'll post our news soon after we get it. In the meantime, if you believe in the power of prayer, please pray for a miracle: for us; as well as for the other three Imagine families who share our court date.
Thanks. Until Monday then,