Friday, February 8, 2008

It pays to be the squeaky wheel...

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!

7 comments:

Heather said...

Yeah... congratulations. I'm crossing my fingers for a travel date in three weeks!!

wilisons said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! Finally, some good news. Let me know if you need Libby to try some clothes on to see what will fit Melkamu!

Shanna

Jess said...

ERIN! Yeah!!! I'm sooo excited! I hope you get to travel over break...what a wonderful blessing that would be!!

Renee said...

Erin! Congratulations, I'm hoping and praying that 3 short weeks from now you wil be in beautiful Addis Ababa!
Renee

Heather & Adam said...

I got chills reading that!
I am so excited for you guys.
:)

Handlyrics said...

Yeah. Silver lining. :)

nosmallfeat said...

Our ethio group is growing so quickly! This is so awesome and Max cannot wait for another Morrey to play with. :)