Thursday, October 28, 2010

Working Breakfast


Sometimes you need to take care of work first thing in the morning - especially when you own your business...so this morning we made it a working breakfast! Side by side the two of us working away whilst eating some tasty eats - that's an avocado, spinach, and tomato omelet in case you were wondering

So romantic!

Yesterday was a really hard day..thank you all for listening.

I realized later in the day I had miscalculated and said we had been waiting 16 months...in fact it has been 15 months...still way too long!

For those of you not in the know (I had a couple people ask), we received our referral July 28,2009...beginning of January 2010 we were told they could not get all the paperwork needed and weren't sure it would come. (This was not because of the Oromia region)

Eventually it did come 2 .5 months later and we moved on to the next part getting a court date. Just as we got to the court date all the new changes in Ethiopia started to take effect. One was that all dossiers over 2 years old would need an update....of course we were affected by this so our first court date was postponed by a month. The other was a new 2 trip court date rule was put in....we just made it through that one and didn't have to worry about travelling twice.

June 2 we legally became Ade's parents.

It took 2 months to get the docs ready to send to Nairobi and July 23 everything left for Kenya.

We thought the medical had already arrived and been completed because we were told it was...then we found out mid-August it wasn't even in yet...you can imagine what I thought about that.

It arrived Aug 23 and our wee son was taken for his first exam.

We received an email a day later saying he had the exam and the medical was on the way back to Nairobi.

Then we found out 2 days later the doc was concerned with a slight cough he had and put him on antibiotics for a week and the medical had not been signed off or sent back.

Another week later the doc was still concerned and so another round of antibiotics was suggested.

As a final assurance all was well, a chest x-ray was ordered....a week later the specialist read it and it was clear...no TB!

Finally, everything appears to now be in the capable hands of the visa officers in Nairobi.

This last wait....it is harder than any of the other waits we have had....knowing we are so close to bringing him home yet not knowing when or how long it will be...

It is hard.

I didn't know it would be this hard!

Thank you for allowing me to tell you about it - you have no idea how it helps to hear from you all.

After all this time, you are still here for us, supporting us, and believing for us it will happen.

Much love to all!

10 comments:

Brendan and Mary said...

Rana,
You guys have had such a crazy and unbelievable journey, no one would have ever guessed it could be that hard. Hoping so desperately that you can book those flights pronto and that the good news from CAFAC is still coming!!!!!

Big hugs,
Mary

Liz said...

I'm so sorry this has been such a long process for you, I can't even imagine! Hoping it finally comes to a happy end soon!

Claudia said...

oh, every step of your journey has just been SO HARD. I'm thinking about you all the time, and wishing you and your beloved boy a joyful union, SOON!

Natasha said...

still thinking of you all the time Rana. I can't wait to be able to bring you your new mom meal!!!(I know you are already a new mom, but you have 2 free hands right now and won't for much longer!)

hazel said...

I agree - the visa wait is the hardest part - and I always thought it would be the easiest (I recall it used to be in the olden days).

Hugs, chocolate, wine, and yummy omelets will help get you through until you get the amazing news that the visa has been issued - BEST. NEWS. EVAH.

D Dae said...

Any time you need it, you have the help you need. I know it is tough, but try and rest and take care of yourself, you are in for the ride of your life when Ade gets home and he is gonna need well rested Mum and Dad! :)

emily and mike said...

Rana! 15 months is still brutal. I'm so sad that you have had to endure such a brutal wait and that your sweet boy has had to as well. It's not fair.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this final leg of the journey.
Your sweet little prince will be home soon!
xoxo

em

Lincoln Wiebe said...

This is just too much. I want your son in your arms. I know how hard I found my wait and immigration struggles, and they weren't anywhere near as long as you've been waiting. To think it was 3 years ago that all our dossiers left for Ethiopia....
Hold on little Ade- Mommy and Daddy are coming.
Come on canada- VISA!
Ramona

Hi from Ruth! said...

Thanks for answering some of my questions, though you didn't have to!

What a wait. I'm so sorry that you've gone through all of this, Rana, and hope that the news changes very, very soon.

Blessings,

RUth

Natalie and Chris said...

Rana, I feel for you guys everyday. You have been through so much and such a hard journey. I hope someday we will all get to understand the meaning of it all.
I am here for you all and supporting you from a far. Mostly i'm am believing with all my heart you will be with your son soon.
Nat