Tuesday

Embassy Day

Monday, April 28, 2008

Today was Embassy Day! Our appointment was at 8 am, and we were #25. Everything went so smoothly. We're so thankful about that. We weren't exactly sure which documents we needed because our unhelpful attorney refused to give us advice. Thankfully, the Lord had us run into the right people who assured us that all our documents were in order. What a blessing! Our Embassy appointment took 2 1/2 hours and Isabella was such a good baby. She took her bottle at 9:00, took a nap in my arms while we talked with all the other waiting parents, and woke up for our interview in the "little room" where we were interviewed about our adoption paperwork. Next, we were called to Ventanilla (window) #8, raised our right hand to swear that all of our info was true, signed on the line, and Isabella's adoption was a done deal. She is ours! She is ours! I have tears in my eyes as I write this. Kirk and I must have said 100 times yesterday that we can't believe this is all over. Her adoption was so difficult, but the Lord walked us through the fire. He is faithful! We pick up her visa today (Tuesday) and fly home tomorrow. I can't wait to go home and see the boys! The are going to go crazy over their baby sister. She is such a riot!

On our way to the Embassy


Grami picked out Isabella's Embassy dress. She packed it in Kirk's suitcase along with white tights with ruffles on the bootie. Kirk had the whole outfit laying out on the hotel bed when I arrived on Sunday. I love you, Kirk!


We had a celebration lunch at Chili's. It seems kind of funny to celebrate this monumental day at "Chili's", but we have limited option here, people! ; )

25 comments:

demp5 said...

Oh Stacy, I am so glad that your appt. went smoothly!! You and Bella both looked beautiful for your big day! We miss you :)
Meghan and Gigi

McMurrays said...

Congrats!! I am so happy for you! She is COMING HOME WITH YOU! Can't wait to see pics with her brothers. She looked gorgeous in her embassy outfit.
Safe travels.
Darcy

Gina said...

Congraulations!!! I have tears as I am reading your post. God is so faithful and amazing! You and Kirk are just beaming with joy and Bella Grace is so beautiful! Congratulations again and again!

Love,
Gina

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your prayers, everybody. We are so thankful,
Isabella's dad

Robyn said...

She is absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations!!

Robyn

sj said...

Stacy
Congratulations on your big day! I am so excited for you and your family! Stephanie Houston

PS Bella looks a lot like her father!:)

Anonymous said...

Yippee!!
The DeWitt 5 - How awesome is that?

xo,
the fullers

Sarah said...

I'm so excited for your family. What a wonderful and exciting time!!! I'm so thrilled that your baby girl is coming home!! :)

Becca said...

Look at her in that pink dress! Too cute - CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!!

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

Kelly said...

You both are just glowing! So happy for you!

Laurie said...

Isabella is just absolutely beautiful. I am so glad this part of your journey has come to an end and a new life time journey has begun. I remember when you asked me to link your blog to mine to give you hope this day would come! Happy Embassy Day and Isabella - Welcome to America! I am proud to call you a fellow American! :)

Steph said...

YAY!!! Congrats and safe journey home. Hopefully the ride home will be smoother for your husband! We were on the same flight to GC and it was a bit bumpy for a little while!

Anonymous said...

Praise God for the happy end to your journey. Your faith has brought you together as a family. I have enjoyed hearing of your love for this precious child and know you will have a lifetime of happiness together with your boys. May God continue to bless you all!

Auntie G said...

Congratulations!!!
Bella is absolutely beautiful in her dress.
Gail

kathy Martin said...

So very happy for you!

Jaimee said...

Yay! I am sooo happy for you guys! Isabella looked beautiful (as always) for her embassy appt.

-Jaimee

The gFamily said...

Bella looked so beautiful on Embassy Day! No surprise there!! She always looks beautiful! I pray you have safe travels home! I cannot wait to see pics of Bella with your boys! YAY!! Bella is on her way home!!!

JMR said...

I am so happy to read that your daughter is finally yours forever! Congratulations! I can't wait to see pics of her at home with her whole family!!!

Courtney said...

Happy Embassy Day ............. And, Welcome Home !! Courtney

Kris and Mindy said...

I am so glad that everything went so well for you! I am so thrilled that the long part of the journey has now come to an end for you and years of happy, wonderful memories of having her at home can now begin!
Hugs

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

I am so excited that it went so well!!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her beautiful "Embassy" dress!!! She is just too cute.

Our Adoption Journey said...

So happy for your family! Don't feel bad about Chilis...we joke that we went all the way to Guatemala and ate at the Pizza Hut! :)

Anonymous said...

Alright girl...time to update your blog from HOME! We want to see those handsome proud brothers with their new baby sister!!!

Love to all of you....

Dayna

Joanna said...

Congrats, sweet Stacy!!!!! I'm so happy for you! You look gorgeous, and of course Bella does, too!!! :) WOOOHOOO!!!!

Margaret mom to Peter, and waiting for his sister said...

Hi Guys!!! I am so glad that your little angel is home!!!! Can't wait to hear about the update of home life.

have a great Mother's day.

margaret