Monday, January 30, 2012

WE CLEARED EMBASSY!!!

You heard me right!  WE CLEARED EMBASSY TODAY!!!!

PRAISING GOD!!!  And pinching myself every now and again to see if this really is REAL!!!!  I am feeling so ELATED!!!  I read and re-read the email from embassy many times before it actually sunk in as true!!!!

The birth mom showed up and embassy said, "the interview went smoothly....and we are ready to proceed with a visa interview."

YUP!  You got it!  We cleared embassy with the birth mom interview and the next step is to get my interview scheduled, which we are hoping is tomorrow or the next day!!!!!!  Kaleab's visa should be produced within 1-2 days following my appointment!

Cannot seem to feel like I have THANKED GOD ENOUGH!!!!  Feeling so BLESSED and not sure how to express my gratitude to our Loving Heavenly Father!!!!  So glad He knows my heart and what words I lift to Him communicate what my heart is feeling! He knows!!!!  THANK YOU, JESUS!!!

Know what all this means!?!?!?!?!?..............

Kaleab and I should be on a plane toward HOME Thursday (or possibly Friday)!!!!!

We honestly cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH for your persistent prayers!!!!  They have so lifted me, carried me and are helping to bring us HOME!!!!!  Each of you have been such an integral part of this journey to our boys!!!!  Thank You!!!  Thank You!!!  THANK YOU!!!!!

Hoping you will continue to pray us home as well as pray for Big Brother as we approach the day of "See ya soon."  While very excited to be getting home, I just can't imagine leaving a son behind.  Again.  May God fill him with His divine peace and joy and may He fill S with a divine confidence in Christ's love for him as well as a divine confidence in our love (his mom and dad) for him!!!!!

Blessings to each and every one of you!  May you feel God's love and see His great works in some form of your day today!!!!

12 comments:

Jessica Rudder said...

Congratulations!

I can only imagine how thrilled you are to be nearing the time that you can finally bring Kaleab home (even if it is bittersweet since you'll be living Big Brother behind temporarily).

I'll keep your family in my prayers.

erica said...

Congratulations! So happy for you! :)

krissy said...

THANK GOD!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is the anniversary of the day we touched American soil with Teshome, bringing him home! Two years ago to the day! I'm so excited that we have even more to Celebrate than our anniversary!!! CONGRATS!!!!!

pmalleca said...

Whoooo HOOOO!!!!! Praise God!!! Praying Big Brother follows very quickly after!

megan m. said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and we are in similar situations. We have been waiting to bring our daughter home for 10.5 months. We had a long court delay and are now at embassy waiting for a birth mother intervie; next week. I am so glad to hear that you have finally cleared!!! This gives us hope as well!! I hope you clear quickly for your older son as well! congrats!

Randee said...

YAY YAY YAY!!! Been praying and you were on my heart all morning until I saw your FABULOUS FB update =) Now, I'm just so happy for you!

Kim said...

PRAISE GOD!!!

Marty said...

Whoo hoo! Couldn't wait to get home to read your BLOG! SO VERY JOYOUS OVER YOUR PRECIOUS NEWS! Oh my, you have it much harder as an adopting mom. Your process is wearing me out! LOL As a mother of 28 years, I feel your every pang! Having to leave your loved ones so far away, but you are also very gifted to be an adopting mom and I feel your every joy! Safe travels, dear ones. Come home to your sweet husband and start your wonderful new home life! I look SOOOOO forward to following your life. You are such a precious child of God and a witness to having Faith in His Truth and Light. Love,
Marty

Greta said...

Tears of joy!! So happy for you! I can't imagine how relieved you must feel! Love to you and your husband!!
Greta

Ky said...

HALLELEUJAH TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST! HE IS WORTHY OF PRAISE! FINALLY SISTER. ONE DOWN, ONE TO GO! YOU CAN DO THIS! YOU CAN SOOOO DO THIS! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING! :) Shouting from the rooftobs in Utah and tears stream down my cheeks at the joy that is spilling from your heart and flooding mine! :) Love you my dear, dear, sweet, God-given friend. :)

The Mulder Family said...

Just now catching up on your adoption journey...PRAISING GOD with you!! That feeling of knowing they are finally YOURS is so incredible!! Enjoy every minute of your homecoming, the feeling is amazing!!

Alison said...

YAY!!!!! Praise God!!!! Rejoicing with ya'll!!!!

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