Despite the unsuccessful court hearing I wrote about last week, I really need to add that we are actually praising God right now for a number of reasons.
1. Our judge showed up again before August 3rd (which is the date we were originally given when she would return). So even though she didn't show to that court hearing, we're still doing better time-wise than we once thought. Plus, we were assured by our lawyer that there are ways to expedite the passport process...so at this point we are still pretty hopeful we'll be able to do our Home Assignment in October.
If you saw humor in my last post, that's because we did too! I should have made that more clear.
2. WE FOUND A HOUSE! We actually found it three weeks ago, but have been way too busy with the last three weeks' activities (which I still need to post about) to write about it here. Plus, it wasn't totally confirmed until yesterday. But I am thrilled. I really, really like everything about this house except that it isn't next door to school! But it's only about a half mile from school, which is still most definitely walking distance (for me, if not for the kids). It's got lots of space and a massive (and I mean massive) yard. We are moving tomorrow (Friday) and one of these days I'll get around to posting pictures.
Thanks for praying! God's grace is amazing!