Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We Are Coming Home- By airplane that is!

Well, we got a phone call from the Embassy to day and she had good news! Our approval surfaced
here in Kampala today. The Consulate was already booked with visa appointments for today and knew she wouldn't be able to squeeze us in , so we go tomorrow at 1:30pm.
Our visas will be ready by Friday.
Our travel agent searched flights for us and since this is a high travel season and booking less than one week ahead, there were not a choice of flights available. The flights were either sold out or so expensive, we couldn't afford them. But she did find a flight that goes through Ethiopia and Brussels that puts us in Business Class all the way to Brussels for a decent price!! Yeah God!
The flight leaves out Saturday evening and we arrive in Huntsville on Sunday evening.
We are so excited and are glad that this journey is coming to an end. Our family is going to be reunited in a few days!


14 comments:

Janet said...

WOOOOOO HOOOO!!!!!

Although I have to say, digging a hole is much more original....:-)

Karen said...

Praise God!!!! Praying for safe travels (and lots of sleeping kids:-)

Michelle Riggs said...

Praise God!

Kelly said...

I have been following and praying for you Melissa. I am so happy for your family. Thank you for sharing your journey and I am so glad you are coming home. Kelly-Kim's sister.

Aaron and Heather said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah!!!!!
I loved reading yesterday about the email God sent to Andrew's brain :-), I am rejoicing with you at this wonderful news! Can't wait to hear you have visas in hand, and then again that your whole family has been united together!
Heather

Anonymous said...

GREAT!!!!! So happy for you all! :-) Karen H.

Paul and Angela said...

I am soooo happy for you!!!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

JUST SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!! FOR YOU ALL FOR YOUR FAMILY BACK HOME WAITING, FOR ALL OF YOUR FAMILY TO FINALLY BE TOGETHER!!! WHAT GRET REJOICING IN THE HEAVENS!!!!!!!!

"Indescribable" said...

WOW! PTL your coming home!

Cindy and Timothy Pierce said...

Hey:
I am so excited for you! Having an orphanage in Kenya, everytime I would read your posts, I could so relate!! Always delays, always another story, expect the unexpected, but Glory to God, HE rules and reigns and is in control.
I know your family will be so excited to see you! Blessings,
Cindy Pierce
aligningdestinyinternational.blog
spot.com

waitingarms said...

Thank you Jesus! I have been praying for you while you and part of your family were in Uganda and this is excellent news! Rejoicing with you that finally your whole family will be under one roof.

Blessings for a safe trip home and a happy reunion.

cindy said...

Ohhhhh! I have been praying for you guys and this is an awesome answer to my prayers! Woohooo!

Melissa, you guys inspire all of us to DO what God is leading us to do, never letting hindrances, distraction, bad reports, or circumstances keep us from the vision. I am fired up!

AND...I cannot wait to welcome these precious children HOME.

Love ya!
Cindy

Laurel said...

Just found your blog. What an adventure you have been on. I had to scroll back MANY pages to find out exactly how long you have been in Uganda.

A year ago, my husband and I both traveled to Ghana to bring home 3 children. We were told it should take 2 weeks. We left 8 children home alone with 21 year old brother (to work his 2 jobs and homeschool the little ones). The 2 weeks turned into 6 weeks. So, I can understand how you are feeling right about now. Our delays were also U.S. Embassy problems, NOT African problems.

Hope you have a BLESSED flight home to your family.

mama of 13

Melissa said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!! So so so so so happy to hear you are coming home!!!

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