Saturday, 24 December 2011

A Christmas Miracle!!

Ok, we can now let the cat out of the bag! Sorry for the deception dear blog reader but I am overjoyed to announce that I am currently writing this post from the comfort of my own bedroom in Ballywalter! God Bless us, everyone!*

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.

Amen.

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
'Hello Granny'

Mission accomplished!

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Anonymous said...

To God be the glory GREAT thing He has done! without doubt this is a christmas miracle ENJOY.
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wonder411 said...

A true Christmas miracle, so happy that you are home with Will in time for Christmas what a wonderul celabration it will be welcome home!!!

Springs Landing said...

Oh wow, a true Christmas Miracle and I can now take warm thoughts to my nice long winter's sleep. A wonderful surprise to all and a nice end to a joyous journey. Please don't forget to post pictures of your Christmas together tomorrow.

Early Christmas, as Christmas is still 1.5 hours away here.

Merry Christmas,

Frank, Sandy and Caroline

Springs Landing said...

Oh wow, a true Christmas Miracle and I can now take warm thoughts to my nice long winter's sleep. A wonderful surprise to all and a nice end to a joyous journey. Please don't forget to post pictures of your Christmas together tomorrow.

Early Christmas, as Christmas is still 1.5 hours away here.

Merry Christmas,

Frank, Sandy and Caroline

Tori said...

Congratulations! So pleased you have Will home, and even more special, in time for Christmas! What a surprise for everyone! I was showing Granny your blog on Christmas day so she was really pleased to see the pics. Hope you're all doing well x

Anonymous said...

It has been fantastic to read your blog and learn all about your journey for Will! So delighted you have just had a Christmas to remember as a lovely wee family of 4!! The pictures of your little ones are just gorgeous! Congratulations!!!

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