Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Little Lovey.

This is Caroline's sweet owl lovey that we bought last week.  Jody and I are sleeping with it every night in hopes that it will start to smell like us.  This may sound weird to some of ya'll, and to be honest, it feels a little weird typing that out!  Ha!  But I am really hoping she will love this cute, pink owl, and that we can leave it with her in Ethiopia to remind her of us.

I feel like I am always asking for prayer, but once again, please pray that we can get a court date soon before the courts close for the rainy season.  We are praying for a July miracle from the Lord...that we will be in Ethiopia with our daughter this month before she turns one year old!!!  Would love to have ya'll praying with us!

Today marks 41 days since we've seen her face, and I am just missing our baby girl so much today.  Aching to hold her in our arms!  Good thing we have this little owl lovey to sleep with while we're missing her! :)

Trusting Him to make our path straight...

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight."
Proverbs 3:5-6

10 comments:

Meaghan said...

We are sleeping with a blanket too! :) Crazy how something that's supposed to bring him comfort is bringing my comfort instead! PRAYING like crazy that we both get court dates!!!!!!

Amber said...

Thats so cute and sweet about the little owl. Hope you will have a court date soon!

Angela Hunt said...

I love the little owl! So cute! I am continuing to pray for you to get a court date and get to your sweet girl before her first birthday!!

leemeandthegirls said...

Love seeing the ways you are loving your girl before she's even home!

Laurie said...

We will join you in asking God to get you to Ethiopia as soon as possible!

The Duranceaus said...

That is a such a sweet idea! Anything to make her think of you is great! Just wanted to pass along something we did on our first trip to Ethiopia- we found an adorable stuffed animal at Hallmark and thought it was perfect. It is called "Until We Hug Again" You can record a message and when they squeeze it they hear your voice! They even have a cute pink bunny one you could leave with Caroline!

I don't work for Hallmark or anything, but just loved being able to leave that with our son until we could get back to him!

meurrier said...

Praying you get a court date soon!

Katina Kelley said...

Praying for you

Andrea Young said...

can't wait to hear you have a court date!! hoping and praying with you!

michelle said...

Alison- Our referral (last yr) was around the 4th of July weekend as well; July 2nd.Our court date was Aug 3rd. We are praying for you to head over before the rainy season court closings,but also wanted to advise that you may wish to pack extra warm clothes as the rain leaves a chill in the air most of the day w/o the sun and without heat or an abundance of blankets in the HH Guesthouse, They open the door every AM to mop all out and they tend to keep them open until the rain arrives that day. Infants, as you may have been advised do not have to have the extensive TB testing we had to have for our two since they are older (3 and 5 when adopting) so we were held up some time before we were able to return to bring them home (Late Oct). Hope you are able to have a speedy turn around from trip one to trip two.

I just wanted to share we have held you in our thoughts and prayers as you journey through this part of adoption. Waiting on a waitlist is hard but this part of the journey can also be a challenge as we so long to hold our little ones and care for them. Continued faith is such a part of this part of the journey. As you know, God Embraces Caroline Faith as she too waits for you all. Blessing your way, Michelle