Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Much Needed Approval

We were not watching for it. I was not checking day after day, hanging around the mailbox. None of the things that usually happen when we are expecting exciting news. I simply went to the mailbox hours after the mail arrived today. I was enjoying a light conversation with Jim while sorting through the mail when my eyes caught the envelope that sent my heart pounding.

I've shared on here much about the many challenges we faced in getting our I-600 (immigration paperwork) filed before the deadline. I've also shared the seriousness of our one and only shot for everything to go right or Jacques would not be able to come to America. We could not file again due to his age. Well, tonight we received word from USCIS (immigration). We were so shocked to see the envelope because we were not expecting to hear anything for months from now while it was being processed. So when I saw it my heart sank knowing that it was a denial. That is the only explanation for receiving it so quickly. It takes far less time to deny a petition then to approve it. So, again... imagine our total shock when we read that the I-600 had been APPROVED!!!! Done deal Baby!!!!!!! When everything is completed in Haiti Jacques WILL COME TO AMERICA!!!!!

For everything to unfold the way that it all has is nothing short of a miracle. It all seemed so impossible so many times, and yet, an approval has happened! To this we give ALL the credit to God who amazes us time and time again!

We continue to wait for Jacques' passport and visa. As of a few months ago we were being told that he would be home to us in time for Christmas. Now we are being told there are suddenly "complications" with the paper work. We are not being given any reason as to what those complications are but we think we know the answer. We are now being told not to expect him home until June of next year at the soonest. Maybe that will be the case, and then again.... maybe not! It's the kind of thing we just have to hand over to God and trust His will to unfold exactly the way it is meant to. We cannot trust in Him and fear the words of man at the same time. So trust in Him we will, and we look forward to celebrating and sharing with you all as even more exciting miracles unfold!!!


One Crowded House said...

congratulations! that was a wonderful surprise...

Rebekah Hubley said...

That is great news!!! Praying that everything in Haiti gets straightened out and you will once again be witness to another miracle and have him home way sooner than anticipated!!!

ManyBlessings said...


Rose Anne said...

All I can say is PRAISE GOD!!!
What a great wonderful surprise......
Can you hear me hollering here in Mn?
Praying everthing goes faster than expected because (He is in control!!!)
God Bless,
Rose Anne

The Haiti Lady said...

You made me cry....with happiness. I am so excited that the letter came soon, that it was APPROVAL and NOT Denial....J will be home before you know it, God is in control of it and HE will determine time frame as only HE can!
Love you guys,

Mr Nice Guy said...

That is FANTASTIC!!!! Congrats!!!!

(Please send some of those blessings our way for our paperwork).

Ericka said...

That is GREAT news!!!!!!!
Congratulations - so happy for Jacques and your family!