We were up bright and early this morning at 4:45am for our embassy appointment. The actual appointment was so smooth and easy. We had two interviews, each which lasted about 2 minutes! The hardest part of the appointment was waiting! We arrived around 6:45am and we were done at 9:00am. The amazing thing is we were #2 in line and it STILL took that long! We didn't care. We were thrilled to be there. Eli's visa has been approved and it will be ready for us to pick up from the embassy on Monday afternoon. We will be HOME on Wednesday, May 14th. We arrive in Detroit around 4:45pm. We can't wait!!!!! As much as we have treasured our time in Guatemala, we are ready to start life at home as a family of three. We are spending the rest of the weekend in Antigua and then heading to Guatemala City on Monday afternoon.
It is two days before Mother's Day and I have everything to celebrate. It was two days before Mother's Day last year when our lives changed forever. It was the day we saw Eli's sweet face for the first time. Two years in a row I have received the greatest Mother's Day gifts I could ever ask for. Today, I am filled with so much joy, relief, and pure gratitude.