Thursday, December 10, 2009

Still waiting...

De and Katie making pasta. Katie would kill me if she knew I posted this pic!

Misganaw and Mihiretu making sugar and cinnamon rolls.

Little hands. What could be cuter?

Baby it's cold outside!

I did hear yesterday from our agency and she gave me a little tidbit. The representative of the agency is pushing the court to review our cases still this week. She said we'd have to wait until "tomorrow" meaning today. So I am waiting.

It is difficult to wait and not know. God continues to give me peace as I need it, which is about every 15 minutes! He gave me a very tangible message yesterday.

Yesterday was a snow day!! Our districts' first in 4 years. Yipee!! The boys went outside to play and I began preparing some bread dough that the boys would make into cinnamon and sugar rolls when they came in. But first, I needed some music...Christmas music. Now keep in mind, I still have trouble simply turning the TV or DVD player on at times. I know, I know:) So I go to the stereo, hook up the iPod (at this point it's a 50/50 chance that I'm going to get it to work, let alone get Christmas music on!) To my surprise, it comes on. And what is the very first song I hear? "All Is Well" by Michael W. Smith. It's a beautiful Christmas song. I have many CD's worth of Christmas music on that iPod. And what came up wasn't, "White Christmas" or "Frosty the Snowman, " it was "All Is Well." I knew God set that up just for me to hear right then (because there is no way I could have done that!). He's reassuring me and telling me not to worry, He's got it ALL under His control. So that's what I keep saying over and over to myself every 15 minutes or so. Isn't He good to meet me exactly where I am?

So we hope to hear something today and when I do, I'll let you know.

I gotta get Tarikwa's Christmas card written out as there is a family traveling on Saturday and have agreed to deliver it for us. FedEx, here I come again!!

Keep praying!


*Update-the agency here heard nothing from the representative in Ethiopia today:( He said he'd update when he had news. Tomorrow being weeks-end, he will update them regardless of news. So here's praying for good NEWS!

I had to add some pictures to brighten up the day!

All is well, Laura. All is well, Laura. :)


  1. Oh that is a great IDEA sending her a Christmas card! UGH wish I thought of that!

    Praying for GOOD news today Laura!

    Love you,

  2. Cute CUTE CUTE!

    Did I mention CUTE!

    And those rolls just made me hungry!

    Hugs precious friend we continue pray with you!


  3. Still praying for you! Hope you hear something tomorrow.........we still don't have an embassy date, maybe we'll be "traveling buddies!"


  4. :o( Sorry for no answer. Praying for more signs to keep you going. ;o) Love it when God is in the details. Hang in there.