Amazingly, miraculously, terrifically...we passed!
We passed court today. The boys are ours!
Tonight in Ethiopia, paperwork will be gathered and glanced and soon enough we'll get a birth certificate for the boys. And their last name, will now be Klipsch.
I really had planned on not knowing until the end of the week, but then at about noon people starting saying they heard they passed. So I started to get anxious.
And feel like I was going to throw up.
And not be able to eat.
And biting my nails to the quick.
And, in short, becoming adoption Tesi.
Then at 3:37 we got an email notifying us of our "Court approval". Those are some pretty fantastic words.
Oddly enough, last night I was trying to go to sleep but kept finding myself dreaming about all the things that needed to happen to pass court. Who needed to be there and what that meant for that person. Couldn't sleep.
Then I just felt God saying, and I'm paraphrasing here, "I got this."
And I knew He did. So I turned over and fell asleep.
I woke up with that calm sense of peace. I thought probably it was God saying, "Not today, but another day. They'll be yours when you are ready and they are ready."
But now I realize it was probably more like, "It's going to be fine, you'll be a family of 7 today, for the rest of your lives."
I'm kind of lovin' that feeling.
SO...our agency says that we are not allowed to post photos until we travel. I still have not figured out the reason for this as every other agency I know working in Ethiopia allows you to post pictures once you pass court. So I'll find out tomorrow, and if they let me, you'll see those faces I've been staring at for 5 months!
So hang on, just a few more hours (hopefully)!