Friday, May 22, 2009

A Celebration Of GREAT News!!!!!

This morning I was laying in bed nursing a monster of a migraine (I think the travel and the stress caught up to me!) when I began to think about how great God is. The way He placed together every bit of the details of the changes to our family is nothing short of mind boggling and miraculous. As I marveled at this I logged on for a quick email check. Little did I know I was in for a very exciting shock~

When I was in Haiti I was able to spend a lot of time with someone I respect and admire very much, Dr. Bernard, the director of the orphanage that has assisted us with all of our adoptions. I was able to ask him in person for an update on Jacques' paper work. He had to look into it and get back to me. It was Monday morning when I was at the airport with him and Jacques, getting ready to say our goodbyes, when he leaned over to me and whispered to me that he just learned that Jacques file was still stuck in IBESR. My heart sank and disappointed tears formed in my eyes. Moments later I was saying the dreaded goodbyes to our sweet son. Jacques leaned over to me before I left and said "Mom, I want to go with you" and the tears spilled out. I told Jacques that I was going to say my goodbye's quickly and leave only because if I don't I will start bawling and not be able to stop (I know this from experience!). He ignored this and grabbed on to me for a big hug and wouldn't let me go. How wonderful and sad it was at the same time!

So it was to my great shock today when I received an email that we have waited more then 2 years to receive;

Yesterday afternoon Jacques file was signed out of IBESR!!!!! IBESR is the social services of Haiti and they are the ones that review the information that determines if a family can adopt the child or not. The first time we submitted our file to IBESR to adopt Jacques was over 2 years ago when we had to endure the heartbreak of learning that we were denied his adoption. Sad sad time. We were told that they would not approve us until the other children were home. Jacques file was submitted again over 11 months ago and this time we have ourselves an APPROVAL ! Sweet Victory!!! Because of our large family we had to receive a letter of pardon from the president of Haiti to approve us for this adoption so this must have happened already too. Good Good Stuff!!! So, today has become a much needed and long awaited day of celebration. Most of all our thanks goes to the God that makes this all possible in his perfect timing. We are so blessed and honored that He would entrust us with someone as amazing as our dear Jacques to be our son!


Nadia said...

YAHOOOOOOO!! lots of long waits are getting out, it's wonderful!!


Amanda said...

Sooo, I want to know how you all are going to celebrate this GRAND news!

(how about sending some of those OUT OF IBESR AFTER 11 MONTHS vibes this way, girlie....send 'em on over!!!)

Mr Nice Guy said...

Praise God, that's FANTASTIC!!!!

I hope he screams through Parquet!!!

Ericka said...

Thank you GOD!

Keziah said...

I knew that this post was about Jacques as soon as I saw the title. Don't know how I knew, but I knew. I'm so happy! He's just dying to get home and it's been awful seeing the adoption not moving at all. Happy happy day!

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kb said...

Congratulations! May he be home with your family very soon!!!
This is so encouraging to me, as our file has been in IBESR for 15 months (and our dossier has been in Haiti for over 3 years).