Monday, September 12, 2011

Honduras Blog #4 - Back in Teguc

9/12/11 - Morning 15 in Honduras

It is Monday morning and we believe that today we have officially signed all of the papers and will be a family for real.

Our boy has been in our custody for 2 weeks and finally, he will legally (in Honduras) be our son.

That is a very cool thing to know for us, and a bit of wind in our sails as we proceed further down the road. The fact that this signing is at least a week behind schedule is annoying, but since there are no time machines in life, we cannot get the week back. So, on with it, we go.

This weekend, we visited Roatan, which is this island paradise off the north coast of the mainland. Wow. It is Honduras, but it is not Honduras. The differences are quite distinct. English is big there, as are US Dollars. The type of person living there is different, too, and you sort of feel like you have found Jamaica or some other Caribbean island. It is gorgeous.

We were able to do some significant snorkeling there, too, off the beach at our hotel. This is one of my very favorite things to do, and our older 2 kids were able to jump right in and share in the fun. The fish were amazing and colorful and it certainly broke up the monotony of our journey.

On Sunday, we traveled back to Tegucigalpa to sign our papers today. If all goes well, we will go back to the island on Tuesday and wait for the next phases- birth certificates, visas, and passports. It will be a big step and maybe we are finally making progress.

People keep asking when we will be back. The trip was projected at 4-6 weeks. We are starting week 3. At this point, I think it would be a miracle to be home in 13 days, but I am open to miracles. But, a fair projection seems closer to 3 more weeks at this point.

I have been able to watch the NBC games, so I am all caught up on the Cowboys, but I don't know how that will work for next week or beyond. Slingbox is cool, but not ideal for breaking down games like I have done for years so that might need to wait until I return.

Otherwise, our trip to the ocean has rejuvenated our spirit. I think we are carrying on pretty well. The progress that has been made as a family in 2 weeks is great. Long ways to go - especially after the honeymoon ends - but we have faith in the process and the purpose.

Anyway, thanks for caring and for reading.



Psychln said...

bob, fun to read your blog, I am also a midwestern Catholic boy. We have 4 kids of our own and adopted a little girl from China back in 2008. It is an amazing experience to hold that child and instantly fall in love knowing they were meant to be yours. I still go back and read my blog, now toAudrey who is 5.

we just moved to Dallas this spring, but I was P 1 from last year as I love the station on my commutes here last yr.

safe travels!

Katherine said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I am praying for you and your family, that things go smoothly and start to move more quickly. My family lives in Venezuela, so we can identify with some of the differences living in Latin America brings. Keep your chin up and know that you are being lifted up in prayer.

Jimmy said...

Excited about the good news. Glad there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Praying everyday for you guys. God is good...just wish he would hurry sometimes!