Tuesday morning we all got ready for our big day in court. The boys looked so handsome and I can't wait for everyone to see those pictures. Our driver came in plenty of time and we even made it to our lawyer's office early. I should back track here...before we got to the lawyers office we stopped by the hotel where Moses's uncle was staying. This was the first time Moses had seen him since he was 5 or so. I am not sure how well he remembered him but the uncle was soooo excited ti see him. Did I mention that the uncle is 87? This was the uncles very first time out of his village. Everything was new to him. Prossy had to buy him clothes and shoes for court because he had nothing. This man was so grateful that we were taking Moses and he was so kind to us. He said that we hoped that one day Moses would remember him and send him money for a blanket, because he has never seen one or ever covered himself at night. I told you I cried a lot Monday. Here was one time! Rest assured that night he sleep with a blanket for the first time.
Two big praises about court in general was one that we were seen on the original day an two at the original time. No waiting!!! The court room was not what I was expecting at all. It was the dudes office and nothing more! Everything went ok till the judge decided there was some discrepancy with a couple papers. It went back and fourth for awhile and I didn't understand much. What I thought was happening was he was going to refuse the case until this was corrected. It was everything I could do and hold it together. At the end he decided that if we corrected this and brought the proof we needed to Thursday's court date that he would set our ruling for Feb. 8. We left the room and between there and the outside door I couldn't see through my tears. So once outside I let it loose! My lawyer looked a little worried and a lady from the office just held my hand and said that everything will be ok. Our lawyer said NO WORRIES! Yeah ok, sure. Super long story short: more money, more travel, hours in the lawyers office and two men on boda bodas searching for a great aunt in a far off village. After many more tears I decided that God hasn't failed me yet and I have faith that he will take care of this.
I won't make you wait.... we found out this evening (Wednesday) that the aunt was found and all paper work that we needed is en route to Kampala and should arrive first thing in the morning with plenty of time to make it to court. Praise God!!! Tomorrow is Micah's court date and hopefully is will be much smoother. Then we travel back to Busia for a few days. Not sure what the internet will be like so I may not be able to talk or blog till Tuesday.
Update about the boys: Moses has really started talking more and knows a lot of English! He has already mastered the electronic equipment we have. He had a great day today and laughed a lot! Micah is feeling better and eating good but still doesn't like me giving him his milk. Which at 5 in the morning makes it a little hard, but he wants me to hold him and smiles sometimes so that is progress. I have a ton of great little moments to share but I will another day. My love to you all!!