Friday, May 20, 2011

BACK ON TRACK - Pinch me please!

We are officially BACK ON TRACK! Pinch me please!

We received a very surprising and amazing message last week, telling us that the letter we had been waiting for since January had been issued and that we could finally apply for Seth's birth certificate and passport. Our agency had exhausted all their "friendly" options of retrieving this letter over the past several months, so we were left with no choice and had hired a lawyer and were preparing our case to be filed in Ethiopian high court. So this news was truly a shock - a great big amazing shock!! We don't know what or why the letter was finally issued now after all these months, but to be honest, all that matters is that it was.

After everything that has happened over the past few months, we have been a little gun-shy about announcing any milestones too soon. BUT now that we know FOR SURE that ALL of Seth's documents are in the right hands, we are able to do a little happy dance to celebrate the final wait to bring our son home. We found out today that the last of Seth's documents were finally issued and ready to be sent for his visa to be finalized.

GET READY NAIROBI - CUZ HERE WE COME!!!!

38 comments:

Ashleigh, Ben, Noah and Tait said...

LAURA: I AM SO SO SO EXCITED, THRILLED, OVER-JOYED, ELATED, AND REJOICING FOR YOU. (can you tell?)

You have been in my prayers and now it's finally happening. I can't wait to follow you back TO YOUR SON.

Ashleigh

Dianne said...

Oh Sarah! You know how to make a girl cry!!!! What wonderful news! There are no words!

Oh, I'm just so happy to read this, and know that finally, finally, things are moving again, and your sweet boy is closer to coming home.

I've been thinking about you guys so much, and can only imagine the relief this progress must bring. May Nairobi act quickly for you!

elsie hiebert said...

Oh Laura. This is the best news I have heard in a long time. You have made my day, my week, my month. Prayers have been answered and I can't wait to hear the words "we are going to pick him up". YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!

Dana said...

doing a very big happy dance!!!!

sandi said...

PRAISE THE LORD! I am soooo happy for you guys! Can't wait to see VISA ISSUED!!!!
sandi

shannon said...

Laura !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You win for good news of day /month / 2011 !!!!!

So very very happy to read this
Happy dance all the way across the country

Shannon

shannon said...

Ok me again typing so fast I forgot to say so trilled that the last visa have been speedy fast so wishing this for you , maybe your long weekend needs to be to spent packing.

Shannon

darci said...

Oh Laura! I am so so happy for you! The post we have all been waiting and hoping and praying for! Yay!!,! Darci

turgeonexpansion said...

Wonderful news!!! I'm happy dancing for you!

Anonymous said...

Happy tears, happy dance, Laura. Wonderful news indeed! pat

Corrie said...

PINCH!!!! PINCH!!!!! PINCH!!!!!!

This is the best news....EVER!!~!!!!

Praying for a visa in June!!!!

Melissa Waechter said...

I am just so grateful beyond words, what an answer to endless prayers, I just dont know what to say but that God IS faithful and He had all the faith in the world that you and Chad could get through this even when you thought you couldnt, I dont know why this has been such a long, hard and emotional journey for you but the end of this story is that your son will be in your arms soon and actually this is not then end, only the begining, how lucky Seth is to have such fighters as parents who did not give up on him.

love, Melissa

Historica said...

Yéééééééééééé !!! Very happy for you. Wishing you a quick visa.

The Gaboury's said...

Horray!!!! I am so happy for you Laura. Finally!!
Debbie

Melissa said...

Wow!! How exciting! I hope that Seth's visa is issued super fast!

Jennifer said...

YAHOOOOYAHOOOOOOYAHOOOOOOOOO!!!! This is fantastic news!!!!!

Stephanie said...

WHOHOOOO!!!!!!!!! Praying that you get the fastest visa ever!!!

Steph :-)

Anna said...

Great news!!! Congratulations! I hope and pray that you don't have to wait long for your Visa. Bring your son home!!!!! Congratulations!

~Liesl said...

Wonderful, wonderful news Laura! So happy you will finally be able to bring your little boy home!!

Hi from Ruth! said...

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I'll say it again:

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruth

Anita Schimke said...

YAH! So happy for you! I hope Nairobi keeps up its fast visa processing time so that you can FINALLY go get him! Congrats!!

Sarah said...

So happy for your family! Can't wait to here that you are on your way to Ethiopia :)

ChristyCanuck said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally! Finally!!

You guys have fought so hard for Seth!

I hope your docs and visa come in truly record time!!

Tammy said...

FANTASTIC! I just left Natalie's blog in tears after learning her great news and now I come here and WOW! FINALLY! SOOOOOOO happy for you!!!!!

June said...

So happy for you guys! Hope that visa comes quickly.

Stephanie said...

Yeeeyeeeyeee (picture happy girly dance) SO happy for you. I am in awe of your family and the way you have toughed it out in this excruciating process.

Dancin' Momma said...

Yeah!!! So fantastic!

Maria said...

Finally Finally!!!! Yay so happy for you and with the latest timelines for visa's i really hope you have Seth in your arms soon!!

Maria

Ramona said...

This brought me to tears. I have thought of you so much and look at a photo I have of Sara staring longingly at P&M when we got to the Wpg airport. That photo eats at me, as I then think of the photo you have of her holing his photo in bed. I'm waiting to see her eyes light up with joy becasue she's got her brother home with her.
Now let's start praying it:
VISA! VISA! VISA!
HE'S COMING HOME!!! And we're all ready to celebrated with you and your family!
Ramona

Kendra said...

Awesome news! I am so happy to hear the letter was finally completed - cant wait to hear that little boy is on his way home!

Derrick, Alysia, and Levi said...

Oh Wow!!!!!!! I am SO VERY HAPPY to read this!!!!! Congratulations and can't wait now to count down with you!!!

RDC said...

so so happy for you!!!

Angela Sandau said...

Congrats Laura!!!!! So amazing. Couldn't be happier for you. Seth looks awesome and is ready for his mommy. Now that we are home I will send you that picture of his arm. Lots of love being sent your way.

Kelly said...

Laura,
So happy for you!!!
I pray the rest of your journey will be swift!
Wishing you all the best,
Kelly

Sharon L. said...

Laura, I hope you get this!!! I forgot your e-mail address for when we were gone and I have SO much to tell you of your boy!! We'll be home late Wednesday so I'll write you on Thursday... can you wait??!! Uh, I'm SUCH a TOOL!!! Miss talking with you... SO much to say!!!

La Belle Vie said...

I am in tears for you!!! So happy!!!! Congratulations!!!! xxxx

The Mannings said...

Don't know how i missed this post. CONGRATS!!!! so excited for you guys!!!!! Its about time!!!!

Ranavan said...

WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!