And Then There Were 7

Amazingly, miraculously, terrifically…we passed!

We passed court today. The boys are ours!

Tonight in Ethiopia, paperwork will be gathered and glanced and soon enough we’ll get a birth certificate for the boys. And their last name, will now be Klipsch.


I really had planned on not knowing until the end of the week, but then at about noon people starting saying they heard they passed. So I started to get anxious.

And feel like I was going to throw up.

And not be able to eat.

And biting my nails to the quick.

And, in short, becoming adoption Tesi.

Then at 3:37 we got an email notifying us of our “Court approval”. Those are some pretty fantastic words.

Oddly enough, last night I was trying to go to sleep but kept finding myself dreaming about all the things that needed to happen to pass court. Who needed to be there and what that meant for that person. Couldn’t sleep.

Then I just felt God saying, and I’m paraphrasing here, “I got this.”

And I knew He did. So I turned over and fell asleep.

I woke up with that calm sense of peace. I thought probably it was God saying, “Not today, but another day. They’ll be yours when you are ready and they are ready.”

But now I realize it was probably more like, “It’s going to be fine, you’ll be a family of 7 today, for the rest of your lives.”

I’m kind of lovin’ that feeling.

SO…our agency says that we are not allowed to post photos until we travel. I still have not figured out the reason for this as every other agency I know working in Ethiopia allows you to post pictures once you pass court. So I’ll find out tomorrow, and if they let me, you’ll see those faces I’ve been staring at for 5 months!

So hang on, just a few more hours (hopefully)!

17 thoughts on “And Then There Were 7

  1. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Happy day, Klipsch family!! Congratulations! Guess I'll have to wait just a little bit longer for those pictures…it's OK…:)

  2. Yay!!! Congratulations, congrats, oh happy day!!! What an exciting week it's been for some of my dear friends. I am so happy for you and I look forward to more exciting news headed your way. Before you know it your new babes will be meeting their anxious siblings ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Tesi, I am SO happy for you guys! Really, this is just a beautiful story, and I praise the Lord for bringing it to pass. Now, we will eager wait out your travel with you….and celebrate mightily when those two new young sons of yours come HOME……for now, a big huge CONGRATULATIONS! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. yipeee!!! I can't wait to hear about the first time you hold them. Tesi they're adorable and worth every minute you had to wait. I still tell people about the day I met the older of the two kids… he's so precious!

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