Wow! I woke up this morning feeling a little discouraged as once again, I made the call to the DC center to find out if Emersyn had been scheduled for her visa interview or even made her embassy appearance, and a nice lady named Cookie, gave me a big, fat NO!
I had changed the ringtone on my phone for when Holt called 'just in case', which I still thought was a looooong ways off, and as I was driving out of the Walmart parking lot, my phone rang (at 12:31pm to be exact!) with that new ring tone and the caller ID read 'HOLT'. I literally said out loud to myself, 'What?!?!?' I picked up the phone and answered as though them calling me must be a mistake!! Sweet Katy at Holt simply said, 'Just calling to let you know that Emersyn is ready to come home! This is your travel call!' I literally screamed, 'WHAT?!?!' as I could NOT believe it! I really wasn't expecting anyone to get TC till at least next week, with the possibility of maybe a few by the end of the this week! But certainly didn't think it would happen like this! So many aspects of this process have been so unpredictable, that the way this travel call happened just seems fitting. :)
We are feeling beyond blessed and very grateful. She will begin her 21st month of life here at home with her family!
I continue to think of and pray for those still in process with these long waits...while we have waited 11 months since referral, we know there are so many others who have not only waited longer, but continue to wait for an undetermined amount of time...our thoughts and prayers go out to these families and we hope to see lots of babies united with their families soon...and I will certainly be on the lookout for any cuties I may run into while at Holt!
Emersyn, we're coming!!