2.01.2011

{well this is a first!}

It looks like we *might* be bringing our sweet Tucker Mareto home sooner than we thought!! This never happens in adoption world! Each time we got a time frame it was extended... then extended again. Today we received an awesome phone call that has had me giddy and shaky all day long!

Our case worker called to tell us that our file and all our paperwork has been submitted to the US Embassy for review! I'm thinking, "okay, good, now it will probably take them a couple weeks to let us know if we're good to travel." But instead she says, "We should hear back from them by the end of this week - no later than Monday!" WOW!! Things never happen sooner than I expect them to! This is fantastic... but wait, it gets better! (well, potentially...)

She also tells us that at that time one of two things will happen. Either they will say that they need a little more information (which does happen frequently) and then the staff in Ethiopia will gather everything as fast as they can and give it to the embassy. If that happens it would probably take another week for them to give us travel clearance. BUT, what could happen is they don't request more information and give us clearance! IF this happens there is a very very strong chance that we'll be leaving at the end of NEXT WEEK to go get our son!


We are praying BIG AND BOLD to hear that we have clearance by Monday and that we get a Feb. 14th embassy date! That would have us flying out next Thursday!!! PLEASE PRAY WITH US!!!!!!!!!

To celebrate such a wonderful phone call I packed Tucker Mareto's suitcase today! :) We're so ready!

31 comments:

Lindsey said...

WAHOO!!! Congrats! Praying big and bold right along with you!

Kit said...

This is amazing news! Praying with you!

Beimnet said...

Yay!!! Praying for ya'll!!

Angie said...

Yeay!!! Oh girl, we are definitely praying that you bring that little angel sooner better than later! Oh, Lauren I am so happy for you.

Angie @ Linen + Verbena

Kristin said...

I've been praying! I just know that the Lord is going to get you to your son in perfect timing! I'm so excited!! I can't wait to watch little Tucker grow up :)

leemeandthegirls said...

That's amazing! Praying big for your family and for Tucker! :)

aPearantly sew said...

Praying with you! Such exciting news!

Critty said...

Praying BIG and BOLD Prayers with you! I cannot wait to hear the fabulous news :o)

<3

Matt and Sarah said...

Hurray!!! We are praying too! How amazing!

JillAileenJones said...

This is just amazing-God is so good-I know His heart was hurting for your sweet hurting heart being away from your baby.
Can't wait to hear when and to see more precious pictures of sweet Tucker-I loved the one you posted of your hubby kissing your head while you were holding Tucker-you should have that one blown up to a huge poster size-it is beautiful-full of emotion.
So excited for you all.
Hugs
Jill

Melinda said...

prayers going up! what a PERFECT day to have an embassy date...Feb 14!

Kimberly said...

How nice to hear great news! Praying that it does happen sooner than later!

meredith and justin said...

Praying you will go to the Embassy on Valentine's Day with the new love of your life =)

Leigh said...

Praying with you, Lauren! I pray the next few days will be peaceful and that you will get some rest. And THEN praying that the embassy has everything they need and in just a few days you will have your son in your arms, FOREVER!!!! man that's awesome! Praying for you daily sister! Love you!!!

KaylaDanielle said...

Praying so hard for you!!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh..how exciting!!!!!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Praying with you!!

Julia said...

Praying with you! Xoxo

Summerbaby7992 said...

THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!! I WILL BE PRAYING SO HARD!

Kara said...

Praying with and for you! Thanks for sharing your sweet story with us!

Heather said...

Praying!!

Future Mama said...

WOW! WOO HOO!!!

Much love,
Future Mama
http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Will be praying BIG and BOLD with ya'll! So excited! He is going to be home so soon!!

Rachel M. said...

definitely praying for you all!! :D

BARBIE said...

Oh how exciting! Definately praying!

Katie said...

Yay! I am praying for peace for you and your husband in this process. :)

monicaelaine1 said...

of course you remain in my prayers!

twolittletots said...

Congrats! You are in my prayers!

Abby said...

That is so exciting!!! Praying he is in your arms on Valentines!!! I am a pretty new follower.

Abby

myers-r-us.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Praying along with you!

Chelsea said...

Yay! Praying with you!!!!!