Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Go Time!

January 15th, 2013.  A day, a moment that I'll never forget.  Not just because it snowed in Dallas today.  If that was the only reason, I wouldn't be blogging about it and I would definitely need to get out more.  Right around 3:15 p.m. Central Time, my phone buzzed with an emoticon-less text from Jenny: "Call me please". Uh-oh. This usually means we've learned of another hiccup.  Another delay.  Another day wondering if we'll make it to DRC before our little girl's first birthday. 

I stepped out of my meeting to call Jenny.  I don't remember the exact words but Jenny's tone told me everything I needed to know. This call WASN'T another one of "those" calls.  This was a good call. This was THE call we'd been praying for for months. Finally. The visa for our daughter to come to the US was approved! IT'S FINALLY GO TIME!!!

It is amazing how this news instantaneously lifted a huge weight (or wait...) off of me.  FINALLY.  We're almost together.  Soon we'll be in DRC, meeting our little one, our family of three united.

In the days, weeks, months years ahead, there will be many more of those days, those moments, that I'll never forget.  This wait has been emotional torture but we'll forget all about it the instant we walk into the transition home in DRC and have our little girl in our arms. 

PLEASE PRAY - there is much to be done before we head out. We are going to a country unlike anything we've experienced before.  Pray that we roll with the uncertainty and continue to have patience through these days.  

For security reasons, we won't be posting on the blog until we're back home.  We have set up a private Facebook page for those friends and family interested in keeping up with us while we travel.  If you're interested, please let us know and we can add you.  Our email us Thanks for your continued prayers!  Enjoy these latest pictures of our daughter and some pics from the holidays.  We're coming, sweet girl! 

Standing up on her own! She's getting so big!

Here are some other new pics!

In the car for the Embassy interview back in December. 
First (and last) Christmas that will include a nap on the cold, hard, tile floor. I guess in DRC (high 80's and 100% humidity), this may be referred to as "air conditioning" :-)

The nephew, niece, and the rest of the fam getting in on the waiting!

And the Biebs! :-/


  1. So HAPPY for you! I can't wait to see her in your arms! Now go get that precious girl. Safe travels.

  2. I am so happy for you all. Been waiting for this amazing news.