We were disappointed about our Monday call-in session with our agency. There was no news to report. I contemplated on updating the blog but was just not up to it. I was officially disheartened.
On Tuesday, we received this email:
Dear Joel and Genevieve,
We have great news - we got the telex number for you today.
Tomorrow we will call the representative to get your exact
travel date. Your travel will happen within next two weeks.
Please start preparing for your trip, and also for applying
for visas. As soon as we get the dates for you tomorrow,
we will email you the visa instructions (what to put on
Will be in touch tomorrow.
Needless to say we were ecstatic and couldn’t help but think that we would meet our son within the next two weeks. We had such a restless night. My stomach was churning…
At 9:53am on Wednesday, January 30th, I received the call from our agency. They have the details of our travel date. We need to be in Aktobe by Monday, February 4th. That’s right, they said Monday and we would need to fly out by Saturday. What happened to the week’s notice?? It can’t be…we have dinner plans with the Jasuls. I’m supposed to watch a chick flick on Friday with the girls. I was in a trance. I walked around our kitchen in circles with Dakota (our
It is now Thursday, January 31st at 1:45am. I’m signing off to prepare for yet another fun-filled day of paper-chasing. We’ll give the details of our itinerary on our next blog. We just wanted to share the great news with everyone. We’re finally on our way to meet Gabriel.
Thank you again to everyone for all your prayers and support.
Joel & Gen
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