Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Life has been progressing as my blog has been absent of any sort of substantial activity. It's difficult to write about something that you try not to think about but cannot help but dwell upon...It almost seems counterproductive. However, for the sake of documenting this journey purge I will.
In the world of Ethiopian adoption, changes are daily and not something that I want to spend too much time dissecting, but in summary there are situations taking place that are lengthening the time wherein our children will remain in an orphanage and not with us. This could all change tomorrow, but as it stands now, we anticipate a fight ahead of us and refuse to give up until these boys are in our arms. As far as where we are in terms of steps, we are anxiously waiting for a court date. Our dossier is finally in Ethiopia and being translated to present to court and this is where we stay until we receive an official court date/travel date. Faithfully yet unrealistically we petition for a date before the end of the year... It could happen but chances are it will be after the New Year. One can always dream...
In regards to our family life here in the states, days are hectic especially as the kids get older. School is becoming more demanding with homework assignments and after school activities. We find ourselves falling into chauffeur status as we cart Etienne to soccer twice a week, Sophia to hip hop/ballet/tap and Charlotte to preschool. Yet despite it all we wouldn't change a thing, in the hustle we are surrounded by life and in this we live.
Circling back to the blog, my goal is to be more proactive with writing again. It's a release, a place to gather my thoughts and a medium for dispensing my emotions. Beneath the Acacia Tree journals our months and cliff notes our years as we move forward taking each day as it comes and with whatever it brings. Mind you I petition to blog more as a goal and not a promise but again one can dream right... At least dreaming is something we've never been fearful of...