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Friday, October 14, 2011

Negril

Mark, Dontae and I decided that if everything goes through this might be our last weekend to go and have some fun, so we decided to come back to where we brought the girls for a long weekend fun and relaxing trip.  Monday is a holiday here "Hero's weekend" so the Embassy will not be open, so whats there to loose right? So we pack up everything we own once again, LOL and come to Negril.  We get into the room and I try to see if we get internet, which of course we do, LOL and low and behold there is an email from the Embassy.  I just about hyperventilated.  LOL not really, but it sounds good!  Any hoo you will never believe what it tells me. It gives me a phone number to call to make my interview appointment for Dontae.  WHHAAATTTT???????? The call got me 8 mins and cost me 13 bucks, 8 mins is all they will give you.  I was very scared since Monday is a holiday and all, but they made the appointment for Oct 20th. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?  Ok thats done, and now I need to make a Dr. appointment for Dontae's medical for before next Thursday.  WHATTTTTTTTTT? There is only five places that do these appointments, and three of them are all out of the same office, and one is in Montego Bay.  So I just picked one by his name.  I talked to the lady she said she could get us in on that Wednesday. But, she said it takes 10 working days to get the paperwork back.  So there is no way it can all happen, she said that the Embassy will keep Dontae's passport until they get the medical. So now my heart is beating fast. And I decided to call the Montego Bay office to see if by some strange reason they could see us tomorrow.  Still wouldn't be ten days but certainly better then next wed. No luck, no appointments till Tuesday, the lady that does it is out of the office.  Ok so now, I have one more office to call, and am praying hard. She says yes she can get us in on Wednesday.  Now for the big question I need to ask her.  "Is there anyway we can pay to expedite the papers?"  She said "No, but we will give them to you when you leave" WWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTT!
Oh did I thank her over and over.  By this time Mark and Dontae are down at the beach, so I quickly get my bathing suit on go and get us two pina coladas since its all inclusive here and go down to the beach.  They are already in the water, so I walk out with both drinks and I tell them the news.  With a high five and a cheers, there we stand in the middle of the water looking like the happiest people in the world. A lady came to talk to us, and had to take our picture so she could email us on our happy moment. It was just great being here at this time, Dontae was a Rock Star with everyone and I mean everyone, because sooooooo many people remembered him from the last time we were here, women and men both.  They were all so excited for us I can't even begin to tell you how much fun it was and is.  So because we are so excited we decided to offer a free gift from here Jamaica. I am sorry I can only offer it to people that live in my hometown, but what you need to do is just leave a comment telling us what you liked most about this blog over the last year and a half,and we will decide the winner and let you know on Monday, deadline is this Sunday at midnight our time, so its 10:00pm your time. Hey I might just throw in a couple of other little things, we will just have to see. Lets just say that it will be very cool.  :-)  I wish I could bring home everyone something that has been along with us on this journey.  Couldn't be more happier then we are right now.
Blessings

12 comments:

Calie said...

What I liked best was the news about adopting Dontae! I just love that little guy :) can't wait to see you guys. I've missed you all so much!! Can I get a present anyway since i'm your kid? :) lol!

Miss Linda said...

I am so very happy for you. Your trials here in Jamaica are over, there is a beeming light guiding you and the fires you have been hrough are finished..PTL!
I can't thank God enough for allowing me to meet you both and see your heart when it comes to the children of Jamaica, Your reward is waiting. Although you will be leaving I know you are leaving a part of your heart on this beautiful island they call Jamaica. Take care my dear friends and may God bless you forever.
I love you and little Dontae.

Kathy R said...

I have loved reading your "Love story.". But, I really have loved your honesty about all you have gone through, and the way God has upheld you in you weakness. He has proven over and over again that He is in control and will be there for all who trust in Him. You are a picture of God's grace. ( Whether you know it or feel it.). God's timing is always perfect, isn't it?
You'll get home just in time for a wet and overcast winter. Now, THAT will be hard to endure! (LOL)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Brother........

Mark,Kim Lau said...

LOL well anonymous is sure my admirer LOL, can't believe he took the time to even write that.

Jill B said...

Our gift will be having your guys back home! We can't wait to see you and meet Dontae!

Anonymous said...

i don't get how to leave a comment?

Anonymous said...

All the Comments I leave have never been posted! until Now!!!! I have figured it out!

By the way I am your sister!!!! Funny I know LOL Hard!!!!!!

Lori HUghes said...

Look at that twice!

Me Again! said...

I am a DORK!

Kathy R said...

You know, I really understand Anonymous' remark -"Oh, brother." I used to think all that talk about being a picture of God's grace meant the person was "perfect" in their actions, thoughts, and motivations.

That is the lie of the devil.

When God takes a "normal" person and works through them - that is a picture of His grace. When God uses you in all your imperfections - that is God's grace.

When I see a couple endure through many set backs, and stay the course with their faith intact - that is a picture of God's grace.

It doesn't mean the couple is perfect, or that they have no questions or frustrations. It doesn't mean they don't make mistakes. It means that they are depending and relying on God, because there is nothing else they can do.

God is good!

Mark,Kim Lau said...

I just Love you Kathy