BECAUSE WE GOT THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR MELKAMU!!! We just wait to travel and I think we might still (please, dear G-d, let this happen) be able to travel over spring break! That means THREE WEEKS FROM NOW WE MIGHT BE IN ETHIOPIA WITH OUR NEW SON!!!
I can hardly breathe, I can hardly sit still. I don't know if it was just random luck that our birth certificate came faster than any of the others I've seen lately--10 days after getting through court, while others are taking 3 weeks; or if they'd already tried to expedite it knowing that if we didn't travel then that it would be another three months--of which I reminded Jan when she called to let us know we were through court and that we would likely be traveling mid-March, which we couldn't do; or if they did something deliberately to make sure it came right when I was furious with them to diffuse the situation, but I don't care about the reason a single ounce because we have it!
Patrick and I are at my parents' house right now, as my sister is getting married this summer and I wanted to come help her look for a wedding dress, and they refused to let me come without Patrick. I had no intention of checking my e-mail this weekend, but when I called Jason tonight, he said I needed to check it. Thankfully my brother is living with my parents right now and he has a computer with internet access, because my parents (love you both!) have no internet at home normally. Or even a computer. I wouldn't have known this until Sunday otherwise!!! OK, I would have known but I wouldn't have been able to see it!
Heather, we'd pretty much decided that worrying about the cost later was what we were going to do if a miracle happened and we could travel over spring break--and it looks like maybe, possibly it might have! I would much rather stay in the guest house and hopefully we might be able to (another forum person posted yesterday that their 10-year old son would be allowed to stay in the guest house with them), but we'll figure it out if we can't. All I know is that I might have my son in my arms in less than three weeks.
Pardon me, I must go sob now!