We submitted the visa application docs to the British Embassy on Wednesday as previously reported but I also made sure that I met one of the embassy staff that I had been in email contact with to plead our case for a quick decision. Visas can take up to 15 days to process, our agency told us the average wait is 4 days, we got ours at 9am the next morning! BIG answer to many prayers.
We then hatched a devious plan to tell no one, sneak home and surprise our family's... In the immortal words of Hannibal Smith "I love it when a plan comes together"! Operation Christmas miracle worked a treat and we were able to surprise everyone, Gary in particular was an emotional wreck!
Can't quite believe its Christmas eve and we are home, in our own beds with Leah and Will already asleep next door.
God is truly good, how thankful we are for answered prayer.
Have a good Christmas everyone, I know we will!
Philip, Amanda, leah & Will
* (c) Charles Dickens
|Snoozing on the plane.|
|The 'miracle' visa.|
|Domoedovo Airport 3.30am UK time|