Kidd Ethiopia Adoption

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

An explanation and apology go a long way.

Pretty wild how I was feeling last night. I was angry, confused and frustrated. I couldn't make sense out of what had happened with our court date and was very worried about our new one coming up. When things don't make sense and we suspect mistakes, our confidence starts to diminish. I went to bed last night with the Spirit telling me there was a mistake and I needed to forgive and move on. I was asking God to take away my anger and my hurt and to restore my faith. When I got up this morning, after sleeping a full night for the first time a 2 weeks, I felt so refreshed. Everything seems so much easier to deal with on a good nights sleep. I had sent an e-mail to Duni last night sharing my feelings and concerns. When I checked e-mail this morning, there was a response from her. Not just any response but an apology for the mistake. There was indeed an error for our court date and it was for May 12th, yesterday was a holiday where the courts were closed and would not have held court cases. I so appreciate that mistakes can happen, and when people face it head on, it takes the sting away. I really appreciate Duni and all she is doing. I still feel disappointed that we have a weeks delay, but also was assured we will travel soon after. Thank you God for restoring my mind and heart and for those who have the compassion to apology and recognize errors when they happen.


Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

Court date on the night of Mother's Day! What better gift than to know that sweet Gabrielle is yours! :-)
Blessings my friend,

The Gillman Family said...

God will reward you for your patience and grace in this situation. Add another jewel to your crown!

Kim (YG)

Carpenters said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better, Andrea. Kristy's right. Just think. On Mother's Day, you'll officially be Gabrielle's mom. I can't wait to see her.

With Love,

Zack & Rebecca Caldwell said...

That is great Andrea. Hopefully these next few days will go by will be here before you know it!

Jori said...

Hang in their darlin", the best is yet to come!! Praying it will be quick and painless and you will travel right away! :)
Blessings, Jori

Kiki:) said...

Andrea & Pete,
We love you!!!!!!
We are so sorry for the disappointing news, but thrilled you have a set date now!! We will cover you in our prayers all week long.
aunti kiki