Thursday, July 19, 2012

Embassy, Airport and America

On Wednesday we got word that Chernet CLEARED EMBASSY!  He has a visa and can leave Ethiopia for the US.  I know several people are confused since JT and I are both here in Louisville but Chernet had his embassy appointment.  Our agency director is picking up Chernet for us.  There are many circumstances that led us to choosing this option.  So Lesley is there, and we are here.

After his embassy appointment, they took Chernet for his first ice cream cone!  He loved it...I can not wait to see pictures of that.  Also, we were told he was very excited to have his own Superman underwear and clothes. Love this... so many more superhero underwear waiting for him.  Then, today when Lesley woke up he greeted her with a hug and an "America?"   I wanted to scream.... " YES COME TO AMERICA....your mommy wants you here!"

Airport: they land at 11:45 PM Sunday night.  I know it is crazy late but nevertheless... I will be there with bells on.  Please know that anyone who dares to stay up and drink coffee with me is welcome as well... We would be honored to have anyone... just bring your camera because I wont be able to take any.

Thank you for all the support and encouragement...I am thankful beyond belief.



  1. I am so excited for you all!! Can't wait to see pictures. I SO wish that I was not a 13 hour drive away. I would be at that airport snapping pictures! Love to you all!

  2. I am new to your blog but so happy to here your son will be home with you soon.

  3. So happy for you. Can't wait until we can bring Hulgize and Yabsira home to Indiana. My husband and I were at the transition home with you - but we didn't see much of you since you were on the road to meet your son's birth-mom and then out doing work at the orphanage.
    I'm praying that Lesley and Chernet have a great trip to the U.S.
    May God bless your family.
    Sarah Steely

  4. Natalie - We are ESTATIC with you!!! I so wish we lived closer. Jose & I look so forward to meeting your boys and introducing them to our Batire. Savor the moment friend. - Kate & Jose Medina