Sunday, November 25, 2007

It's HERE! It's HERE!

We got it! Our I-171H letter arrived in the mail yesterday! Of all days, I did not expect it to show up on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I was guessing the CIS offices must have been closed on Thursday & Friday so thinking it was very unlikely that the letter would show up just after a 2 day closure, since mail generally only takes a day to go from point a to point b in LA. I had a tiny it of hope on Friday, but next to none on Saturday...well, happy to say, I was wrong!

I heard George barking and knew the mailman was outside. I was in the shower and thought to myself what IF the letter comes today but then I thought nah....The next thing you know, Anil is knocking on the door to let me know that the mail had arrived and there was a letter I might want to know about...I started screaming and jumping for joy. I'm sure our neighbors must have thought I was nuts. We are just so happy to have that final piece of the puzzle and hopeful that we will join the waiting families very soon.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

11 comments:

m&r said...

Congratulations! It really won't be long now before you'll need to drop the "almost" from your blog title!!

The Fournet Family said...

WE are adopting from Gladney too. Congrats on getting to this milestone. I cried and screamed when we got ours...it was so exciting!

Timm and Jennifer said...

Congrats! You will be on the waitlist before you know it!

Rebecca said...

yay yay yay!! we got ours on the exact same day? are you all adopting from ethiopia as well? i'm on my way to work so could only skim your blog...i did see you're using gladney!!

Jana said...

congrats!!!!!

renee treat said...

What a great day it is when that beautiful piece of paper comes! Congratulations... it'll be waitlist in no time!

TedTracie said...

Congrats... it is my first time to your blog. You and your husband are precious!!!

We are also adopting from Ethiopia!

Drew Carey Show said...

Hooray! What a fabo milestone! Congrats on getting into the waiting game. I hope it goes quickly for you guys!

Danni and Tommy said...

SO close to being all done! Doesn't it feel great? Congratulations! Very exciting...One big step closer...

Ted and Lori said...

I felt this milestone the most. We were in Italy when we got this letter, so our house-sitter wrote to let us know it came. It was really hard to have to wait until we got home to get it signed and notarized and sent off. That was a loooong two weeks.

Laura said...

Congrats! :) That is so exciting! We're a Gladney family too. :) Looking forward to following your process thru your blog.