We got the call! We really have 3 passports and can buy plane tickets to go get our kids! It's weird. We've waited so long for the call, and now that we got it, we almost can't believe it. First, we got a passport for Garty. Weeks later, Patty (aka Superwoman) managed to get our passport applications processed, so it couldn't possibly be much longer (or so everyone thought). Then our travel date came and went with no news. But now, we're really ready to pick up our kids. It's crazy. We were starting to feel like this whole thing was some crazy dream that would never end.
So, it looks like we'll be arriving in Liberia April 11th or 13th. We won't know for certain until the travel agency reopens on Monday. We're thinking of putting their number on speed dial so we can be the first call they receive that morning.
The down side of all of this is that we're going to arrive home 2 weeks before Peter leaves for Uganda and Kenya for 12 days! We're both really stressed about the situation, but the conference he's going to is really important and no one can go in his place. We just need to keep reminding ourselves that God knew how things would work out before we even knew about our kids, so He must have it all figured out. We'll survive... somehow. We recently discovered a beautiful thing called Skype, so Peter will be able to call home on the computer once or twice a day for free (while he's at the conference center). He'll probably have a few days away from internet service when he'll have to pay to make cell phone calls. Either way, he'll stay in close touch so the kids understand that Daddy is away, but he's coming back. And hopefully Mommy will still be sane when it's all over.