The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.
--Anonymous

Thursday, September 10, 2009

INTO EACH LIFE A LITTLE RAIN MUST FALL

"And I wonder,

Still I wonder,

Who'll stop the rain."


The blog title is a Longfellow quote. The opening is part of the chorus from a CCR classic.
Why the reference to rain? Cause I think we're in the middle of a stinkin' MONSOON!!!!
Not literally , of course, but in the case of our adoption the rain just seems to keep on falling.
We heard from our agency yesterday. The judge with our case has set a new hearing date.
The new date is June 24, 2010! No, you did not misread that. It's June 24, 2010!!!!!!!!!
I was disappointed after the hearing in August, but disappointment doesn't even come close to describing how I feel now. I think numb is more like it. Angry, frustrated and
dumbfounded also come to mind. There is nothing anyone can say to make me believe
our judge has the best interest of children in mind when making her decisions. This is purely political! What a shame that helpless children are the victims in this mess.


I could rant and rave on and on but my anger wont accomplish anything. I just had to vent and now I have to find a way to channel my anger and frustration into something positive.
Nothing is going to make me stop fighting until we bring our little Nola home...................No
matter how long it takes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No matter what they throw at us baby, we're not giving up!

Another Longfellow quote:

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody."

I'm ready to do some knockin'!!!!!

14 comments:

Mamita J said...

Oh Pam...



No words...



Just know I'm praying for you and for Nola. May the God of heaven have mercy on your baby. And may He hold your tears in His hands and your soul in His arms as you wait.

Wish I could give you a real hug.

Love,
Julie

Please share this with the Long Road Home.

Gardenia said...

oh dear. I'm sorry to hear this. that stinkin' judge, and that whole system. I'm prayin' for little Nola. that she will come home soon guided by God's hands. Love the CCR reference. how about this one:
"aint no mountain high enough, aint no valley low enough, to keep me from lovin' you." praying for you and your family and little Nola.

Trish said...

Long time prayer warrior...never posted...until today. Will continue praying....It's just not right.

Steph said...

Oh Pam. I am just heartsick for your family and for sweet Nola. I am speechless.

Many, many hugs and prayers.

Tracy said...

I am just speechless and very very sorry!

Praying and hoping something changes your hearing actually takes place much sooner.

Tracy
www.guatemamatwo@blogspot.com

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

My heart goes out to you! I cannot imagine going through what you are. How angry I would be and yet there is no one to take the anger out on. My prayers to your family and all the waiting children. This is not right!

Yesenia said...

Completely unbelievable but typical. Our story is similar in that we went through the minor's court for an investigation. The investigation took a year and we are still currently waiting to get out of PGN - now we are on a slight detour through minors court. My thoughts and prayers are with you and little Nola.

The gFamily said...

I too am speechless! I continue to pray for your family and sweet Nola! I am just so sorry!!! Tears...

The Heinrichs said...

I am so sorry. Do you think you could go there and foster? Sometimes with you being in country ... everyone feels a little more pressured and things sometimes move faster. Praying for you all!

Boo said...

Oh I am so sorry. How disappointing. I am SO sorry! There are just no words. My heart hurts for you and your family.

Beth in MN said...

I am so frustrated for you. I will continue to pray for you all.

Michelle said...

I am so very sorry Pam. Never give up! Praying...

Sandy said...

Pam, I have no words...only tears. Still praying...

Garland Family said...

I am actually speechless. I feel so sad for you and your family. God can do anything though so just keep praying.
Melissa

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