Friday, April 29, 2011

Scary Beginning, Fantastic Middle, Tough End: Court Day

This morning we woke up and put on our nicest outfits we brought.  This was the main reason we had to be in the country at this time.  Our court hearing.  As we had breakfast, Jr. arrived at the hotel with his care giver. We ate together and then received the call about some demonstrations that had potentially turned violent.  Out of concern for our safety and the slight chance that the court could shut down, we were looking at the possibility of missing our appointment... a.k.a. rescheduled flights, unknown timetables, and whatever other complications.

In all this, the staff working here with us were fantastic, and clearly had our best interests in mind.
We got the word out to many simply asking them to pray.

We received a call a little after 11 letting us know that they had checked the path we would be traveling and felt very comfortable that we could make it to the courthouse.  We left the hotel just before noon, made it to court, had the hearing, and returned approx. 1 p.m.  The hearing went well.  Everyone was very kind and it was well run.

We then were able to spend the rest of the afternoon with Jr.  We took him out to eat, played together, and skyped big sister & Grandma.  After all that, Janelle and him fell asleep on the bed side by side.  It was a great time together.  He is an amazingly content little boy who is going to be a ton of fun.

We had to say goodbye... for now.  It wasn't fun.

From here, we have some downtime through tomorrow that will include some shopping and connecting with two NMC Grads who are studying abroad before flying out at 2:00 Sunday "morning".
We wait for the court papers and other information to get into place before heading back (2-4weeks).

In the meantime, our prayer is that he will be well loved, remain healthy, see our faces when he closes his eyes, and know that we will be together soon!

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