Thursday, April 12, 2007

Finally, I'm back!

So, it's been a VERY long time since I've posted. I guess posting every day was a little bit too hard to keep up with so I just ended up stopping entirely. I really need to find a happy medium! :-)

So, what can I say about the last YEAR? We're still waiting to bring Noah home, which is very frustrating. I have not been doing great with the wait lately. It seems that every time we get one step closer, a few months are added to the next step. We were sure that we would have had Noah home for his second birthday, which was in October. Obviously that didn't happen. Then, we thought maybe by Christmas. Now Easter has come and gone and I'm beginning to wonder if we'll have him home by his third birthday. A week or two ago, I read a post on the Haitian Angels board from someone who had been out of IBESR for 8 months and was still waiting. I broke down in tears. We've been out of IBESR since December 6th. 8 months would mean that Noah would be home in August. I just couldn't handle it anymore. I was sobbing. Jaden and Danielle looked over at me and said, "Mommy, what's the matter?" I told them that I had just read something that made me think Noah is not going to be home for a long time. They were so cute - Jaden said "I'll just change it, Mommy," and he started typing on my keyboard. He figured he would just change what it said on my screen and everything would be okay. Then, Danielle said, "Don't worry, Mommy, I'll save you. Noah will be home soon and Danielle will save you." It was so sweet! Who could ask for better kiddos?

Since that day, I've had my ups and downs. We found out that we are finally past the next stage of the process (Parquet), but it's still unclear where exactly our file is at or how long we may have to wait. I read a few things about MOI (the stage where they approve your child for passports) and why it is taking so long. At one point someone said that things were worked out, but now today I read something about the head of MOI being afraid that people are using children for body parts! How do people get these crazy ideas?!? So, now he's apparently going over parts of the dossier again. I was hoping it would only be a couple more months, but now I'm not sure again. It's been very draining! Noah WILL come home, but it's hard to imagine when at this point.Well, I'll try and post more often again now - when there are actually things to say. That's all I can think for now. I'm posting Noah's latest picture - he's gotten so big!!