Our judge was an hour late and so when court started he asked us our names and birthdates. He read our rights and read our petition. We sat, stood, sat, stood, sat, stood, sat, then stood one final time and walked out the door 20 minutes after court started. Since he was late he couldn't finish (or barely even start) our case today. He could have stayed later to finish it but he just didn't feel like it. Angry, sad, emotionally fragile....those are three words to describe my current emotional state. This moment is by far the hardest for me since we have started the process. Our facilitator was shocked and she said this is the first time court has not been finished in one date for her. We knew to prepare for this but all of us were thinking since we did everything and more that we needed to that we would only have one court date. He even asked us at the beginning, "Would you like to have just one court date?" Umm yah. Why the heck did he ask if he had no intentions of doing that? Of course there are some theories that I can't share even on a private blog, but only God knows. I have not heard of this happening to any other RR family. We were really hoping to go home and recharge our batteries. I feel like I'm running on empty. Even if court is done Friday (please please please) we may not be able to get a flight home because of it being Easter weekend. Whatever day the court decision is final....we will still have at least 2, if not 3, weeks left in country.
In need of prayers and any encouraging words you may have. All that comes to mind for me is "some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers" which doesn't make me feel any better at the moment.