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Friday, August 26, 2011


Can I just say this:
WE LOVE FRIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let's recap...
  • We get our referral on a Thursday and accept on a Friday
  • We have our court date on a Friday
  • We receive our MOWA letter on a Friday
  • We receive Makeda's birth certificate on a Friday
  • We receive Makeda's passport on a Friday
  • We receive our DHL tracking number on a Friday
  • We receive update photos on a Friday

Whoa!!! Back the truck up...what did you say, Ashleigh?!

Oh yeah, that's right! We received our DHL tracking number this afternoon - our (ah hem, Makeda's!) documents are on their way to (the High Commission in) Nairobi to be processed for her Facilitation Visa people!!! Once they are back in Addis, on a Monday (don't know which Monday so hold your horses on that one,) the diplomatic pouch will be opened. In it, her Facilitation Visa will be. Then we will get a call and I will go pick our beautiful baby girl up as fast as humanly possible. I'm not kidding. The second we can get a flight, I'll be out of here.

And the icing on the cake??? Said update photos arrived part in parcel with the tracking number. Oh man...what a beautifully amazing wee (!) girl we have. She's holding the items we left for her. The doll I made...the "M" blanket sewn with her only, in mind...the cloth cube with photos of her biggest fans - us - on all four sides.

What A Joy!!!!

I know I'm biased. Very. Biased.

But isn't she amazing.

And we continue to pray ever more fervently for that Visa!!!!


Lola said...

It's happening :) Hold on baby girl, things are about to get very exciting.

BCMommy said...

She is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you! Fingers crossed for that speedy visa!!!


reintjes1991 said...

Incredible Ashleigh! No doubt about it, you will arrive home with her on a Friday!! :-)

Katie said...

I can't imagine what life must be like in your household these days. Thank you for the example you've set for us of faithfulness and endurance! What blessings are about to rain down!!

shannon said...

How very very trilling ,
Cant wait to follow this journey as you are so close.
Love love her photo !
Thanks for sharing
and cheers to these exciting Fridays

Amanda said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations...I am so happy for your family!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

She is so gorgeous! I'm so excited for you, Ashleigh!!!

arnie&bekah said...

SHe is beautiful!!! I love reading about your joy and love for her, it makes me so excited for when we finally find out who are child is!

Jennifer said...

okay, I just had to stop on by like a 3rd time, just to look at your beautiful baby girl!!--soooo cute!

Kelly said...

She is beautiful!
Can't wait till you post that you are leaving on a jet plane to get your daughter!
All the best,

Derrick, Alysia, and Levi said...

She is so beautiful! What a little sweetie. So happy for you all and hope you are traveling to get her very VERY soon!

Anna said...

agh, she's too cute!!! I'll be praying for a speedy visa! Getting so close!

Barbara said...

That's a great shot! What a keeper.