It's still hard to believe that I now know the face of my daughter! It is a strange feeling having a daughter on the other side of the world, who you have never touched, held, kissed or even laid eyes on... but with all of your heart, you love her. Unconditionally. Endlessly. Forever. This little girl will have a home... and not just ANY home, but HER home. The one God had planned for her. The one I can't wait to bring her home to.
Sara got her first present today. My sister is in from Connecticut, staying with my mom for a few days. They came over today to spend some time with us. When Robin came, she brought a gift for Sara. It is a beautiful pink and white dress. It will look beautiful on my Sara Joy!
I guess this is not really Sara's first gift. My wonderful friend Megan thought of her before she even knew who Sara was. She remembered how I said I could not wait to put bows in my little girl's hair. Bows on a head that has probably never had beautiful bows put in them. So one day she came over and brought me bows for my Sara's hair. It was very sweet. I can not wait to put those bows in my little girl's hair!
So, right now we don't know much. Right now we just wait. We wait (again... sigh) for a court date. Courts close in Ethiopia for a good bit of time during the summer due to the rainy season. There is really no good rhyme or reason for when they close or when they will open again. Maybe... just maybe... if we are lucky, we can get a court date before the courts close. That would be so cool! Right now we are not sure if we will have to go to Ethiopia for our court date. No one seems to know right now. I guess we will just have to wait and see - and be ready to go. But Lord knows, I'm ready!
After court, Sara's paperwork will be prepared for her to come home. I guess it takes about 6-8 weeks after court to be able to go and travel to bring her home.
Here is my wish... that my Sara Joy is home for Christmas!