Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nope.

Nope. Nope. Nope. The only good news is that we have been rescheduled for this Friday. Woohoo. It was very sweet of Mary to give us the heads up yesterday, (I love her and Natalie and all the Gladney workers) so we could prepare and I could commence Cry Fest 2008. So amazingly enough, I have been mildly ok today. Of course I re-started Cry Fest '08 this morning while talking to Mary but am now feeling quite good that Friday is only 3 days away. Here is some oh so hilarious news- Thurday is a holiday in Ethiopia...kinda like the day before our last court date...so there is of course, a chance that they will be all backed up and not get to our file. Oh dear Lordy. Throw me a frickin bone.

52 comments:

Eric & Tara said...

P.S. Haha! I have just realized that I have the most depressing blog ever!! Sweeet! :)

the albertsons said...

THROW HER A FRICKIN BONE. PLEASE. SOMEBODY.

the albertsons said...

Sounds like you might need a corona with a twist of lime.

Jocelyn said...

I am SO sorry!! I've been stalking all morning:-( I am hopeful that we will have a celebratory weekend in Springfield... knowing that Malak is on his way home in a few weeks!! Hang in there.

crazy thorne's said...

Hangin with you Tara! Here's to the judge having an incredible holiday so there is no way he will say no to either of us. He will be so happy for us and he will want to meet us. O.K. maybe not, but is any of this Real??????????

emily said...

I think the perfect time for me to drive to OKC is now, for Cry Fest 08! Ritas on me:) What is it, 3 hrs?

So sorry my friend.

Eric & Tara said...

Yes, Emily you bring that margaritas, Becca you bring the Coronas...we are good to go. :)

crazy thorne's said...

After this I think we should be able to sit in First Class and drink champagne! Any donors???? hahaha

coffeemom said...

Man oh man.....just like for the Thorns: Top of the prayer list and I can't wait to lift a margarita to both of you, SOONNNN!!!!!

Hang in there, praying hard, all week! Calling in St. Jude.....patron saint of impossible causes!

coffeemom said...

NOt that it's impossible....but that St. Jude is a great intercessor for the toughies....... just to clarify!

Rebecca said...

Yuck. I was really hoping by some miracle that you all would make it through! Hopefully, Friday will go well! Praying for that day!

Kerri said...

Still hoping we have good news to celebrate this weekend.
Kerri and Ruby

graceling said...

Okay. Reasons why Friday is better.

1) It's FRIDAY! Everybody loves Fridays!

2)I will be at work on Friday and will officially have a blog to stalk between the butt-wiping.

3) May 2nd was the day the Nelson Mandela was victorious in the first democratic elections in South Africa- a good day for all of Africa!

4) Um...

Okay, I could only come up with 3 things, but hopefully it will be a little spot of sunshine for you...

Lori said...

This just plain sucks... I'm so sorry, you WILL move past this.

Juli said...

God Bless you! I have been following your blog along with others as my friend, Andrea, just adopted her baby girl. You have been heavy on my heart since reading your pleas for prayer and I can assure you you will continue to be prayed for through Friday when God willing, your case will be heard and you will receive your sweet phone call. You are a strong person to endure all that you have - it will be "educational" to look back and learn what it was He was trying to teach during this time. Times of trial or difficulty or waiting, etc are painful and frustrating, but in my experience turn out to be a blessing in the end...years may pass, but the blessings stay always!

Amy said...

I just now see this post and I totally just emailed Emily back. She was worried about you sweet Tara! I am worried about you sweet little friend. I am happy that your new court date is Friday. For the love.... You must get through.

Call me... when you feel like it. I mean, no pressure. I will stop calling and sending texts though...hope I wasn't too annoying.

Love you!

Jess said...

Crap. I feel like every day in Ethiopia is a freaking holiday! Stop all your partying and give her the stinkin' baby!

Stacie said...

Please, please, please, please let us have something to celebrate this weekend! We can have margaritas at the zoo! (They probably don't allow that though - but whatever!)

Praying, praying, praying.

Rizzle said...

Hasn't every good thing that has happened with Malak so far happened the day after a small type holiday? Easters a pretty big holiday so it obviously couldn't have happened that day. But Friday would work just perfectly...if not, maybe I'll fly down on Saturday!

Sam said...

Son of a freaking biscuit! I am depressed for you. rats rats rats!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i am a friend of Emily's ... so sorry for the news ... I will add you to my "praying them home" list ... it will come !!!!!

Caleb and Becca's Ethiopia Adoption said...

AHHHH!!!!!!! We feel your pain!!!!!! it's going to make the good news that much sweeter.

Caleb and Becca's Ethiopia Adoption said...

have a nice cup of tej...or a few...

:-)

Mandy said...

Noooooooooo! Please Lord let them get their good news soon! Preferably Friday!!!!!!!

Carpenters said...

Tara, I ran across your blog from another and wanted to offer my prayers too. I feel your pain. We had a number of unsuccessful court appointments too. I think this wait is the hardest. Hang tough for that good news!

~Penelope

The Zimmers said...

Seriously? Please, Lord, I pray RIGHT NOW that your prayers (and all our prayers) are answered and that you guys get through court tomorrow! It can't continue this way. Your day is here NOW!!

Lindsey & Cortney said...

Booo! Geesh, this kid is so great Ethiopia is having a hard time giving him up! Don't they know he is going to the greatest people ever??
Friday it is. Praying hard.

Drew Carey Show said...

Oh man. This is just the worst. We are so hopeful that Friday is your day -- and praying for peace as you endure another three nights of sleeplessness...

Jana said...

Poor thing! yeah, seriously, a corona.

I will definitely be praying for Friday.

Anonymous said...

Crazy, Crazy, Crazy!!! Seriously enough is enough! Would they be more motivated to give you your baby if you just went ahead on over there to talk to the judge yourself (with a translator of course)... I mean just a thought...

Allison

Erica said...

Mercy! Please some mercy. Praying Friday is the day of celebration.

Craig & Cindy said...

GARRRRGGG!!

Cindy

Renee said...

ok...really people...we need to get Malak to his Momma...fingers are crossed for Friday.

Melodie Monberg said...

I've been following your adoption journey. Thank you for sharing your honest feelings. We have been waiting and waiting as well....for the home study...it's must be so much harder knowing who you are waiting for!

Melodie
www.themonbergs.com

~Laura~ said...

Thats it!! I'm driving over and we're gonna down a HUGE bottle of wine EACH! :) This is BC (trying to abide my the new blog rules and not swear HA!) I really feel sick over this whole thing for you. It shouldn't take this long to get your baby. Soon mama soon!

Amy said...

thinking of you!

Amy said...

thinking of you!

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness :-( You make me want to join in for Cry Fest 2008. Praying for you guys!

the albertsons said...

So are you okay today? Headache from the coronas? Good coffee might be a nice change of pace... :).
Still praying over here...
love love love
becca

Gina said...

I mean seriously. WHAT IN THE WORLD????? Okay, I know you just want it over with and probably wish you could stop getting comments about how crappy that is because you really want to get comments like: "hooray, congratulations!". So sorry. Friday will be the day for sure. So does that mean you won't hear anything until Saturday?

Amanda said...

so sorry for you... by the way, we've never met, but i'm so inviting myself over with laura... i'll bring my own bottle.

Tasha said...

Hang in there!! Good news has got to be coming!!

and sam.. son of a freaking biscuit????

Gina said...

Oh, Sweet Tara, I am so sorry it is dragging on like this. I can't imagine how frustrating and hard it is to wait and be disappointed over and over. I've been praying and I'll keep doing so, and my sweet ladies from our Bible Class are pulling for you and praying for you too. They all know Malak's name (and they all really like it, too), and they are praying for him to come home to you as soon as possible. It's going to work out, and soon! I know it!

Platinum Rose said...

I am so sorry! I really hate this for you and Eric, it's just so hard and unfair. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope and pray that you will have GOOD news finally on Friday!

InGod'sHands said...

Praying all goes well with this court date. Blessings, Rebecca Kepley

These Three Kings said...

so sorry to hear about your court date... we will be praying for you all
..glad i found your blog through Emily's... glad I i can stay posted
hang in there ..GOD sees your baby, and is keeping him warm for you :)

familyinflux said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dauray

jajbs said...

Praying that tomorrow IS THE DAY!!!!


amanda

the albertsons said...

Barfing out of sheer nervousness in your honor this morning...
love
becca

Mandy said...

Today must be the day!!!!!! It has to be. Just wanted to let you know I'm praying for you!

emily said...

I am texting back and forth with Pam right now and just wanted you to know that I am thinking about and praying for you!!

Lori said...

Tara - I think based on Pams post that things didn't go the way we wanted for you and Eric today...

I'm so sorry. I did a post on my blog just now in hopes that it will re-energize and re-focus your heart and mind and give you some new strength to press on...

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