Monday, October 1, 2007

Happy Birthday, Noah (Not So Happy for Mommy)

Today is Noah's 3rd birthday. I have to admit that I'm having a hard time celebrating. Last year, we had a little party for Noah on his birthday. It was nice for Jaden and Danielle to mark the day and for us to celebrate Noah being part of our family. This year, I just can't bring myself to do it. I can't manage to be anything but sad today. I can't believe how much he's growing up without us. We just had no idea that things would take this long, that our little boy would pass up toddlerhood and we wouldn't be there to see it happen.

People often ask if anything new is happening with the adoption. The answer is no. We are still stuck in the same place we've been since the beginning of March. It's hard to say when we might hear news. Could be tomorrow, but I've been saying that for months. We still haven't been able to get I600 approval yet either. When I finally got a copy of the adoption decree and sent it in, they informed me that they also need our IBESR approval document. No one has a copy of that, so we'll have to wait until Noah gets out of MOI and hope that USCIS processes things quickly. I've pretty much given up hope that anything will happen quickly.

Happy birthday, Noah. We love you and miss you!


ManyBlessings said...

Aww Nicole...I knew when you posted on COTP that your heart was hurting. I am so sorry he is not here for this birthday. Thinking of you...

Juli said...

I'm sorry for your long wait and frustrations. I too have a Noah (and a Samuel) growing up in an orphanage in Haiti. I'm praying for comfort for you. ~Juli