I have been stalking the FedEx tracking site for the past 5 days to follow my dear dossier across the globe. It languished in a smoldering FedEx facility in Memphis Tennessee for 4 ridiculously long days before finally leaving yesterday and landing this evening in Dubai. I’m hoping it takes off for Ethiopia sometime tonight. Am I crazy to hope we are submitted to court next week? Surely they’ve gathered all necessary documents and are just waiting to put my dossier on the top of the stack. My hopes of a pre-closure court date are narrowing. God can do it though, if he wants. Tomorrow we leave at 4am for the city: fingerprinting, a trip to the museum and aquarium, and a stroll through the botanical gardens (with a stop at the kiddie fountains), topped off with Ethiopian cuisine before the kids go down for naps on the ride back home. So, rather than fireworks tonight, we will stretch under bleached sheets, the ceiling fan humming, prayers swirling up around us for this boy.