Wow, I just had a rush of emotion as I typed the title.
I’m looking at the calendar today – May 10. About a month ago, after our adoption papers got out of IBESR we started feeling hopeful that we *might* actually get a trip home this summer. It’s looking like we’re close to being done with Parquet – the court system where everything gets legalized – but we’re not sure. We were told two weeks, and that was a month ago which I expected. We’re supposedly going to get an update today about where things are at.
We have a goal. We want to be able to travel at the beginning of August. Now, I know that our timing on things and God’s timing on things are often very different. There are good reasons for us wanting to be home around this time. We have some big family events that we would like to be home for since we’ve missed so many in recent years. We want to be able to take some time away and go camping, one of our favorite things. We have a board retreat that would be really great to be at in person. We need the rest.
Because we will only be able to travel directly to Canada initially, our travel options are limited. Basically it’s AirCanada, and they fly out of Haiti once each week. In an ideal world we would be booking our tickets now. But, we don’t have that option and will just have to wait until we get the go ahead. With limited options we’re feeling a bit twitchy. We’re so grateful that things are moving, but it’s still hard to sit in that place of uncertainty. And yet, we’re feeling more peaceful and hopeful about saying “We will be going.”
Will you help pray us home? Three months. That’s our time line. I know God likes to work in ambiguities and he likes to work in specifics. I know that this might not happen and if not then we’ll just accept that, but man, we really want to get home. We would love to know if you are praying. If you want to say “Hi, I’m with ya!” in the comments, that would be cool :)
Thanks for loving our family so much. We know many of you have never met us face to face, so it means even more.