Tuesday, September 9, 2008

it ain't over, til its over!

so, thanks for all your prayers yesterday! i was beyond distressed thinking about baby sam going back to his birth mother so quickly and needless to say, i'm ecstatic because we still have him for the time being!! yesterday, my sister, brother-in-law, mom and baby sam all drove to lexington for the custody hearing, which turns out was delayed until next monday. the louisville cps agent and the birth mother both neglected to pass this info on to my sister (a little frustrating considering my sister had even talked to the birth mom that morning on her way to lexington and she "forgot" to mention the delay).

come to find out, the custody hearing was pushed back because baby sam has been appointed his own attorney/guardian ad litem, to fight for his rights and best interests, and he could not make the hearing until next monday. anyways, my sister was a little bummed about making the wasted trip but it was worth it to hold on to sam for a few more days. after talking to the cps agent in lexington and to the guardian ad litem, she has more hope the sam may be sticking around for awhile. God is soooo good and His plans are much better than we could ever imagine!! we were so concerned with losing sam yesterday, and yet He provided us more time to spend with him!! i was having a stinky day yesterday thinking about everything, so that was a HUGE lift to my spirits :)

the good news couldn't have come at a better time either because we had our last connect: afghanistan prayer meeting last night and i didn't want to be all down in the dumps for that. we had a pretty good turn out at the meeting and more than enough food to go around. i don't think anyone really cared that we had to switch our traditional afghan menu for some papa johns, so that was a major relief! anyways, i can't believe connect: afghanistan is over! i feel like a lot of my time has gone into those meetings over the last few months so i guess i need to find a new project to work on!

well, that's really all i've got going on in my life right now. i'll try to update with something more interesting when i get the chance!


ps- i'm loving the more fall-like weather that we're experiencing and i hope it will hang around for awhile.