Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Today has been a bit of a rough day emotionally. This morning right after breakfast we had to say goodbye to Mike. Kerwin was very upset that he was leaving again and I could not convince him that it was only for a few days this time. So we looked at the calendar and his adoption book and I tried to explain how it was all going to fit in timewise. Then we went swimming for a while because I wanted to enjoy what I hope is my last sunny day by the pool. It's been so overcast here recently, especially in the afternoon, so we swam first and had school in the afternoon today. Kerwin actually did really well with school today. His dad took over with school while he was here and I think it helped to have a different teacher working on slightly different things. His handwriting was the most improved.
Secondly, I've been on edge all day about the visa interview. We found out this morning before Mike left that we were scheduled for the appointment for tomorrow morning but there was a document that did not make it from the US immigration office up to the Consulate. It's always something. So, I waited all day to see if the appointment was going to be cancelled because of that. No call came. When I did talk with Barb she said we are going in there tomorrow no matter what. So, I am now preparing for what could be either an extremely good day, an extremely bad day, or an "okay" day. The extremely good day would include us getting our visa and getting out of the country on one of two flights leaving tomorrow afternoon/evening. Then we would fly the rest of the way home on Thursday. An extremely bad day would include us not getting the visa tomorrow for some unknown reason. A okay day would be us getting the visa but not making it onto a flight tomorrow and having to wait until Thursday to leave the country. So, please pray that we get that visa tomorrow.
This evening we had another nice dinner with the Yoders. The boys said goodbye in case we do not see eachother again tomorrow. I don't think Kerwin quite understood that this could the big goodbye for a while but he was still a little emotional after they left. I think he is kind of spent already and tomorrow will be a big day no matter what.
We are going to prepare to leave tomorrow and I'm going to try to get some sleep. I don't know how successful I will be. We are so close now and I am as nervous as ever. We could be saying goodbye to Haiti for a long time.