We just received the coveted email from the US Embassy!!!
Not the one that says "a further notice is coming".
The one that says "Your Embassy appointment is scheduled for May 22, 2008"!!!!!
This is how it happened...
I was on the computer, searching for news of "PINKS" - otherwise known as Embassy appointments. I heard the familiar "You've got mail." I click over to email.
Oh my word!!!! It's from the embassy and the subject is "Guatemala appointment" with Cupcake's name!!!! So I open it and click on the attachment. The first thing I see is a box with "May 13, 2008".
My mind starts reeling. That's tomorrow!
The kids come running as I'm stumbling around the room - unable to speak - unable to breathe.
Oh my word! Tomorrow!?!? I've got to go NOW!!!
WAIT.....today is the 13th...hold on a minute....that's today's date?
Oh NO! We missed it!!!!
No, wait, maybe that's the date of the document.....?
Oh... it is... Oh...the appointment is for the 22nd.
Oh, thank you, Lord!
By this point, I'm laughing and crying. The kids are rolling on the floor laughing at their crazy mother.
I call Daddy. I get out the words, "We got it!", before I burst into a hysterical laughing/crying fit. Daddy cannot understand a word I'm saying between my laughter and sobs. I choke out, "I'll email.. bye"
So...that's how we found out that our precious Cupcake is coming home.
Blessings to you,
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