Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep...

...I pray the Lord my babies keep.

As Brian and I fall asleep tonight, the courts in Ethiopia will re-open and our paperwork will make it's way on to the judge's desk. We are praying for expedient attention to our file and swift court dates assigned.

While we've been told not to expect court dates until 2011, our faithful family and friends have been praying in faith, hope, and love that we'd have our babies home by the end of '10. I lack faith in that reality, but if you also feel compelled to pray that please do! He can move the mountains and anything is possible with God. I do believe that [just not for our family, I guess].

In other news...this weekend I received 4 more pics of our Ethiopian beauties from a mom picking up her son at the same orphanage our kids are at! Included in these pics were the first pictures I got of our kiddos playing together!!!!! Of course, I cried.

She wrote from Ethiopia: We saw your sweet kids. Oh my. They are precious. I just can't tell you. They are sooooo sweet. They had them in the upstairs room, the same room where we spent our third day with Isaiah on our first trip. They were sitting on the rug, and the nurse and nannies had them sitting close with some toys. they asked your son to share with your daughter, and he did it right away. So sweet!!! His eyes. . . yes, you know how striking they are.

They had to wake Baby T up from her nap, so she was a little groggy, but she was still just precious.

My cup overflows...


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, sheโ€™s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.