Monday, November 3, 2008

Leavin on a Jet Plane !!!!!

What an awesome God we serve.......we are coming home !!!!!! I have waited so long to write this blog. It's funny because I have layed in bed at night and thought about what I would like to say when the time comes and now I don't know how to put it into words. Well it's here we got the VISA and we are coming home.
God granted us such favor with all whom we came in contact with today. We started out very early this morning at the lawyers office getting final affidavit signed by Monica and then it had to be notarized. Left there and headed to DHL office to pick up documents that we needed to make this day possible, and wouldn't you know it, the documents were there waiting on me.
From there we traveled to the Embassy, where my heart pounded and I just continued to pray for favor. Mr.Flook looked at all our documents, had me raise my right hand and swear to the best of my knowledge these documents were true and correct. Thank God they were..... next he called Monica in for questioning, she was amazing as always, answered questions as best she could. The last thing I remember hearing him say is I will call you tomorrow and tell you what time you can pick up your VISA.
I could not get to the car quick enough to call Scott. He was very excited but half asleep, when I spoke with him a bit ago he was wondering if he had been dreaming........no dream babe we're coming home.
I am so grateful to all of you who have shared in this process with us. So many of you have done so much, from helping with the kids, to praying, to flying over to be with me. Bridgett and Bre I honestly would not have come out of this sane without you two. Dan and Matt thank you for sharing your wives with me, I know it wasn't easy.
Glenda and Cecil thank you for the countless hours you have spent with my children making sure there life stayed as "normal" as possible. Glenda thank you for all the work you have done in Bennett's room, can't wait to see it. Mom, thank you for all the money you have sent to keep me functioning daily....I think you and Glenda are probably getting close to spending as much on this adoption as Scott and I have. :) You know I love you and I will pay yall back (wink).......Mom thanks for the many calls in the middle of the night to cheer me up......I hope I never hear "Get Over It" again..........I cried while I ate the many bags of candy you sent, I think I have gained about 10 pounds since I have been here.
I am also so grateful to all wo have sent emails and blogged, you will NEVER know what those meant to me. I hung on every word, your messages are what I looked forward to everyday. This computer has been my life line.
Scott, Colt, Haley and Hannah thank you for your sacrifice's, I know it has not been easy on any of you. But I praise God for the beautiful family He has blessed me with.........Bennett is well worth it. Kids get ready for your heart to be captured.
Most of all thank you Pastor Dickson and Glady's (Abwooli), without you none of this would have been possible. Because of your obedience to God and your sharp ear to hear and to respond, my family has been forever blessed. My son is alive and coming to America. I love you two and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Not much more I can say but...........Leavin on a Jet Plane..............see you Wednesday at 2:00.

Much Love
Sherry and Bennett

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!!!! Thank You Jesus!!!What did I tell you all I knew this was going to happen I just can't wait to see YA"LL LOL that was for you Bre. Well I will be at the airport to see all three of you step off that plane. I love you cann't wait to see ya. Kristin Betts

Glenda McGough said...

The tears are rolling. This family is so very blessed. Thank-you, Jesus! We are all so very excited. Airport security - watch out!!! We will be like Texas Tech was after the FB game on Sat. night, we will STORM the airport field!!! Now we are all fighting on who gets to hold him first. Maybe we should draw straws. NO!! I have it - (and don't ever expect me to say this again) - the oldest should go first, WHICH WOULD BE ME!!!! That 4 mos. I have on Cecil is finally paying off. OK, now that that's settled, I will close with this....The same Lord is the Lord of all and gives many blessings to all who trust in him. Romans 10:12 .....and, The faithful will abound with blessings. Prov. 28:20 Also, read Psalm 100.

I can almost hear your joyful noise unto the Lord, can you hear ours?

Much, much love,
Glenda (aka Nanny)

Steph and Case said...

Praise The Lord!!! Hallelujah!
The tears are definately flowing tears of joy...
I am so excited to see you and get to meet little man but more importantly to have your entire family reunited the way God intended with all 4 children and the best parents possible for God's little ones.

We love you bunches

Jordan Lane said...

YEAY!! i am so excited! sherry i can only imagine how fast your mind is racing right now... bre, im sure you enjoyed your stay just remember.. sticking kids in backpacks for one is abuse..and 2 is kidnapping :) love ya'll can't wait to see BAM!

Anonymous said...

AND NOW IT'S MY TURN IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU GET ALL THIS DONE I WANT YOU HOME FOR MY OWN SELFISH REASONS,I'M SO BLESSED TO HAVE MY CHILDREN LIVING SO CLOSE TO ME, AND THEN TO HAVE YOU SO FAR AWAY AND NOT BEING ABLE TO HELP.WE DO HAVE A GREAT FAMILY ,ARE YOU TWO PREACHING TONIGHT? YOU WILL HAVE TO PUT ALL THIS TOGETHER AS A BOOK FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS WITH PICTURES PLEASE.DID NOT HAVE A BAND ,SO I CALLED IN THE CIRCUS THATS US. C O U N T R Y - B U M P K I N S GET IT ALL TOGETHER COME HOME.AND OH YES G E T O V E R I T AND GET IT DONE.
LOVE MOM

Shauna said...

Sherry - I have chills reading your latest post and even tho we do not know each other I feel so excited for you and your families reunion at the airport - I will be looking forward to that emotional post - :)!

I have something to put on you mile long to do list when you get back home :) - I would love to chat with you and get advice as we take our step of obedience and begin our journey. Thank you for sharing your family with mine. We will be praying for safe travels!

Shauna

Anonymous said...

SHER SOMEONE SAID YOU SHOULD BRING SOME DIRT FROM AFRICA FOR BENNET
LOVE MOM

Brittany said...

YEY!!! so great to read this email! and once again tears in my eyes! i can't wait to talk to you and hear little ben crying in the background!! fly safe and we will be praying! we are coming to see you all the weekend of Nov. 21st- I believe. call me when you get a chance! i love you!!

xmanfamily said...

I am so excited for you! Shauna and I were just chatting this afternoon about our excitement for y'all! Looking forward to seeing pictures of your family reunited and all your children together at last. We will be praying for your safe travel home. God Bless you!

Teresa

Aunt Doris said...

Yea a dream has come true
omly because of your continued faith in GOD would you have been able to do this for people that dont know you it ahs always been hard to get you to leave home overnight much less for weeks
all I can say is come onhome McGough family come on home
Love you & safe travels see you at the airport
Aunt Doris