Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In Uganda: Coming Home!

Yesterday I went to the US Embassy at 7:30 AM to drop off all our paperwork and see if I could get a visa interview appointment. Everything in our mountain of paperwork seemed to be in order, so they told me to come back at 2 PM. After a leisurely brunch at Cafe Javas (with some drinkable coffee btw) and killing some time at a mall, we showed up for the interview and also brought in the twins’ grandfather just in case they would ask for him at the interview. It took about an hour for them to call me in, and the interview lasted just about 10 min. All the questions were straightforward and easily answerable, but at the end of the interview, the lady said that we were missing one document and she needed to see it before she said the visas were approved! Well, I talked to our facilitator outside who hopped on a boda (motorcycle taxi) and zipped to our lawyer’s office and back in less than 10 minutes with the document in-hand! I submitted it and received the verbal approval, and they said we could pick up our visas on Wednesday at 4 PM!

Our awesome travel agent was able to secure us seats on a flight Wednesday night. We’re connecting in Amsterdam, with just a 5 hour layover there before we head to Atlanta and arrive Thursday afternoon at 3:40 PM.

Anyone who wants is welcome to greet us at the airport! Just plan to be at the top of the escalators that all people take into the terminal when they arrive. Let’s make this a big welcome home party for Faith and Favor!

Post-arrival we’ll be holing up at our home in Stone Mountain for a while, working on building a new sense of family for all 5 of us. We won’t be entertaining visitors much, but we’ll let you know when it’s okay to come over and meet Faith and Favor. Thanks so much for being a part of this journey with us! We’ll update our blog and Facebook whenever we have the opportunity.

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