Going Home Day 13
Today’s visit with the Embassy yielded us Gabriel’s passport and visa. Gabriel will be an American citizen as soon as we touch US soil. We’ve confirmed our flights to Amsterdam and New York. We had a nice surprise as well, we got to see the Olympic torch pass rite in front of our hotel. We’re packing our bags and going to go to bed early in anticipation of the long flights. Gabriel did fine on a 2 hour flight, so we’ll see what over 16 hours of air travel does for him.
We are almost home, one can only imagine how grateful and blessed we feel. This truly has been a journey that we will always treasure. We are so fortunate to have all of you to share this with. Thank you to our families and friends for all your love and support. Thanks for all the comments and parental advice.
We would like to send special thanks to Mom and Pops for helping us prepare for this trip and their continued support throughout our journey. Rj and Michelle for taking care of our precious puppy, Dakota and also for driving to Washington, DC for our visas the day before we had to leave.
Special thanks to our Aktobe friends, Ben, Karla & Erlan, for the best home cooked meals in Aktobe, Eric, Kami & Lincoln, Agnes & Sacha and Bernadette & Gaia. Also to Bayanna, who kept us sane, shared the Kazakh culture and danced with Gabriel, thank you very much. You will all always be part of Gabriel’s life story.
Thank you to Lindsey, Nathan, Gianna and Camille for sharing their 2007 Aktobe adoption story with us. You’ve helped us prepare for this trip and given us so much support throughout.
Thank you to Marge, Ramon, Ellen and Ken for writing the referral letters to our agency.
We are sure that we’ve missed a lot of people to thank and will remember it as soon as we post this. We will continue the list when we get home.
So this will be the last blog entry from Kazakhstan. Next stop New Jersey, USA!!