Sunday, June 27, 2010

We got our referrals!!

Hello All,

Well, drumroll please..........

Monday, June 21st, we got the referral call for a beautiful little 3 year old girl.  We were told then that we would be hearing (within a week or so) about our 2nd child.  Paperwork was still being processed in Ethiopia regarding him, so we would not be receiving their referrals at the same time. 

So, after much joy and celebration...we finally calmed ourselves down a bit over the next few days. 

Then comes Friday... we were both in an all day work function.  We had just been dismissed for a break when we received the call for our little boy!!  He is 10 months old.  Boy was it hard to pretend to care about work after the break was over and remain there until 3p.m.   I probably didn't pretend very well, and quite frankly - I don't even care...  I had other things on my mind and I'm not making any apologies.  :-)

Anyhow, we still have quite a process ahead of us.  We still have to wait our turn to GET a court date, then TRAVEL TO the court hearing, PASS court, LEAVE for approximately two months (while waiting for an embassy appointment), then FINALLY - travel back to Ethiopia for the embassy appointment and to pick up our children.   So, although this is a joyous time for us... we are not quite done with the waiting.  But, we knew that was going to be the case when we started this remarkable journey. 

Well, that's it for now.  Thanks for all the support and kindness we have received - it has been amazing. 

More updates to come.....