Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our Unwatched Pot Just Boiled Over

While Miles' homecoming was a time of great rejoice in our home, an undercurrent of sadness was always present. While we celebrated the arrival of one dear son, we were quietly mourning the reality that we had to leave our other precious boy behind.

But as troubling as that fact was, we were comforted by the knowledge that we witnessed a HUGE miracle in Miles' homecoming. That miracle allowed us to let go of our fears and worries over Keenan's file. If God can bring Miles home, he can bring anyone home, including Keenan. I see how perfectly timed Miles' homecoming has been---even if it meant two years of aggravating, blood-pressure rising, anger-management necessitating waiting. And I can trust Keenan's homecoming will be perfectly timed as well, whenever that may be.

Are you familiar with the saying that a watched pot never boils? Well, Keenan's file has been our unwatched pot. While prior to Miles' homecoming, I spent HOURS deliberating and agonizing over every movement--or lack of movement--in the boys' files.

But in the never-ending hustle and bustle of adjusting Miles' to his new life, there just hasn't been much time to be concerned about Keenan's file. We were missing paperwork, and we were told that it would take months--possibly up to half a year-- for that paperwork to be regenerated by the Haitian government.

But guess what?
That unwatched pot just boiled over.
Keenan's miracle is beginning.

This is the email I received today:

Dear Mrs. C.:

Please be informed that your case is in the approval phase. We will
send you by Monday an e-mail confirmation of the approval and
to the Consular Section.


Department of Homeland Security
U. S. Citizenship and Immigration

[Sarah's note for unadopting readers:
the US Consular is the last stop and will issue Keenan's Visa!]

Needless to say, we were NOT expecting to
learn that we have I-600 Approval!!
And HUMBLED by this
Absolute Miracle in the Making.

What an awesome experience it is to witness God's hand working in such an incredible manner. To move a Haitian government office to produce documents in a matter of mere weeks, when it should have taken months----months---is a miracle of a huge magnitude.

We are so grateful for the timing of this situation. Please, please pray for Keenan's file and a speedy issuance of this Visa. Our little boy is very sad and needs to come home to his family. Miles desperately needs his brother Ti-blahn here at home. We all need to become one united family living under one roof.


Sawatzky family said...

Praise GOD!!!! :))))))
We are praying for Keenan everyday here :)
What a homecoming that will be!
Shelly and gang

Anne Marie said...

So when are you coming?? :-)

Lisa said...


That is simply amazing news! Who would have thought this could ever happen so quickly in Haiti???

It's looking VERY good that you will all be together SOON!!

Manda said...

Once again, you have me bawling!!! I can't wait to run into you at the grocery store again with your WHOLE family!!!

bbbunch said...

God will never leave you :) Congratulations! I can't wait to meet him!!!

We love you!
The Bunch

This Mama said...

Awesome news Sarah!!

I was wondering how much longer his file would take :)


Jenn said...

This makes of all people deserved something to move faster rather than slower!!

ManyBlessings said...

Whoohooo!!! NEVER saw that one coming!!!!! :D

Anonymous said...

On a serious note, I am very very happy, excited, scared, and shocked.

On a not so serious note, Chinaman is coming to Haiti!


geralyn said...

I am completely ecstatic for you. Any day now you will be heading back to bring your boy home...forever!! WHOOPEEEE!!!!

small town girl said...

Wow! You are almost there again, this is awesome!

Tracy said...

Simply amazing!

Luke said...

Lord, thank You for this wonderful news! I ask that You continue to move things along. Amen!


A Blessed Life said...

I'm not sure how I missed this post yesterday but... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

Aves @ Call of the Phoebe said...

Whew!!! Finally!!!! I can almost feel your relief!! Congratulations Sarah & Cliff!!!


Katy said...

FABULOUS news!!! Praise be to God! Thrilled for you...and praying.