Thursday, October 27, 2011

Embassy update

I don't know how to write this. This will be short, I will write more later.

We heard from the Embassy this morning and they are sending our case to Nairobi.

I can not even explain to you how much this hurts. The breath gets knocked out of you.

We have clothes that were washed and put away that probably won't fit him now, we have his bed all ready to go, the kids never stop talking about him, we never stop praying for him.  He is our boy and the Ethiopian government has legally said he was ours, but the US is making it more difficult.

We are not the only ones caught in this mess. There are hundreds of us. That means over a hundred children are stuck in orphanages, that have families to go home too. Don't get me wrong. It is VERY important that we make sure these children are truly orphans. And I believe to my core that Caleb is. All the documentation that the Embassy requested was turned in, but it wasn't enough. 

Where do we go from here? Well.... now we fight even more. This has always been a battle, a spiritual one. satan hates adoption and would love to see me crumble in a fetal position and not get our boy home. Though I am horribly sad and haven't stropped crying, I will fight until he is home. We will be contacting our senators today.

The good news is, that on November 7th. People from Nairobi will be in Ethiopia to look over the cases. We are still hopeful  that this will be taken care of soon.

There is always a bigger picture and this is not just about our boy. 

I can never thank you all enough for your prayers and support. Please don't stop.

God is still good and He is still on His throne. He is Faithful and WILL see this to completion. I trust Him and am resting (and crying) in His arms.


  1. Praying with you Melissa until the Lord removes "the cloud." I am sorry for your heart pain which longs to be with your son. There are many who love and wait [and cry] with you. Such a hard time, but be encouraged that the Lord is never late.

  2. I am so heartbroken for you, and so, so sorry!!!
    You are right that this is a spiritual battle, and we will continue to fight with you on our knees!!!
    (We were with CHI and came home in August - have been following the journeys of those who were behind us - praying, praying and praying for you all!)

  3. tears with you, friend. i'm so sorry. i know you believe everything you've written about His sovereignty in your heard...praying that your heart feels this, too and is comforted. will continue to be in prayer. all the way home.

  4. So sorry to hear Melissa. I can't imagine what this waiting must feel like, but I know God's with you and your sweet boy throughout! "Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?If I ascend into heaven, You are there;If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.If I take the wings of the morning,And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,Even there Your hand shall lead me,And Your right hand shall hold me." Psalm 139 7-10

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  5. So very sorry. I am sure your heart is hurting. Praying that you hold on to those truths about our God.

  6. I am so sorry to hear this news. Hold on. Jesus loves you, He loves your son, and He is present in every detail. Blessings.

  7. Crying for you and with you, Melissa. But your hope is contagious, and I know you're right... these babies are orphans, and they will come home.

  8. Hoping that you are still able to cling to the promise that God will not leave the orphans.....He will come to them. He IS still in control, and He WILL bring your sweet Caleb home!!! Praying He holds you guys and your sweet babe in the very palm of His loving hands!!!! *HUGS*

  9. Hoping he gets to come home soon!!! praying with you!

  10. nice post thanks for sharing...loves...praying