It has been such a long time since I posted, but now I can explain why. We were getting ready to come to the states when we got word, AGAIN, that Savanah could go home to Canada. Well, as has happened before...we may have gotten the word, but it just didn't seem to be happening. Things went up and down for several weeks. Then the word finally came through that yes, Guerline could come and get her. So plans were starting to be made to that effect. We would leave Haiti on a Thursday for our trip and Guerline would come in the next Sunday to complete things.
We told Savanah that mommy was coming to get her....but we would be leaving before mommy came. She hung her head and just stood there. Then I said, "but we will try and come to see you in Canada when you get there." Her head popped up and she said, "Okay, you can go!" Then things started going wrong again....this or that paper was needed, the lawyer in Port au Prince was being a total jerk, and mommy, the adoption agency and everyone else were in disbelief at this happening, AGAIN!
Papers were sent and finally mommy and Grandma Bibiana flew to Port au Prince to get things finalized. AGAIN paperwork and miscommunication through the lawyer began. It took over a week to get things straightened out. And we finally were able to talk to Guerline to find out that last Friday she could have gotten the visa to go, but the consulate closed 15 minutes or so after the papers arrived that were needed. So, on Monday they went back and got the visa and authority to go home to Canada.
Guerline said Savanah knew that this is what they had been waiting for. She told mommy, okay, lets go get my toys and get on the plane to Canada. She didn't understand that they had to wait one more day for the plane. But as you can see below, she MADE it to Canada!! I'm also including the email I just sent out, too, so you know how things went and how to pray!!! Thank you for being there for us and not only walking through this situation with us, but praying with us through it all!!
These are pictures of Savanah on CANADIAN soil!!!!! Finally!!! (They are a bit fuzzy, but you can still see her happy face, even in the middle of the night!)
And here is the letter I wrote:
Well, most of you have been praying with us and now I can post a few pictures...although not real clear, they ARE of SAVANAH IN CANADA!!!!!! Savanah and Guerline flew into Canada late last night. It must be around midnight when they finally were able to get off the plane and touch Canadian soil, but you can see by Savanah's face she is more than happy, even in the middle of the night!!!
We are praising our awesome God, and are renewed by the verse, "With God all things ARE possible". Matthew 19: 26