Friday, December 11, 2009

Sitting on MOWA's desk

Ours and others' letters are still sitting on the desks of the MOWA experts. Our files are still pending.

I asked, "In the past, what does this usually look like?"

She said that more recently, in the 5 cases where this has happened the cases have been rescheduled in 2 weeks. Last year, when this happened it was taking 4-6 weeks to reschedule the court cases.

Even though I KNOW that God's timing is right and best and I trust Him fully, it feels as though I've been kicked in the stomach. This is really, really hard news to receive.

I'll be honest with you...I want my daughter OUT of the orphanage and home with us! She's been waiting long enough to be a loved and adored part of a family. She's watched her best friend leave and if this drags on long enough, will watch her other close friend leave. Can you imagine being an 11 or 12 year old and having to go through that? Let alone all the other very difficult things she's had to endure in her short life.

So we continue to wait.

Please pray for the MOWA experts to be moved to action right away. Pray that they can't sleep or eat until they get this taken care of for these kids. I know they are probably overworked and are certainly underpaid. Pray that they find more time in their day to get these kids letters over to the court or get new court dates scheduled.

Pray for Tarikwa-that she is not in a panic about what she most certainly does not understand is going on. Pray for peace and comfort for her heart and mind. Pray that she knows how much we love her and are trying to come for her.

Pray for us. Pray for the other kids who are in the very same situation right now.

Thank you in advance.



  1. Our prayers are with you!

    I understand your concern and my heart breaks knowing you are hurting while you wait to hear she is YOURS forever! It will happen soon!

    Hang onto His promises and love for your family!

    He is not letting go of Tarikwa either!

    Praying comfort for her and peace as she waits to go to court!

    Praying the attorney is really pushing MOWA to get it done!

    Blessings and much love!

  2. Ooohhhh dear! You know I am praying for you! Praying that the officials eyes are directed to your paperwork that they cant avoid it or push it to the side.

    the good news for you is that MOWA is working much more efficiently these days so I think it will happen pretty quick.

    Aaarrgghhh - this waiting is soooooo hard.

    Praying with and for you!

  3. Can't imagine how hard this must be for you and your family. Praying!!