Life as MommyMo

Friday, April 10, 2009

More waiting

Well, the last two weeks have probably been the longest of my life. Considering this isn't my first rodeo, so to speak, that's saying something. I thought the time we spent waiting for Sam to arrive when we had no child at all would be the most difficult. As it turns out, knowing what you are missing makes the wait that much harder. Or at least that's been the case for me.

I would have bet my mortgage that Max would have been home by now when we received word that he had a visa back on March 30. I've spent literally every minute of every business day between then and now within a 10 foot radius of my home phone, to no avail. I finally started emailing Holt to either find out what his status was (assuming perhaps an escort could not be found) or to say that I would travel to him since the timing was working out to be right during Rob's spring break.

Many emails, many hours of staring at the phone and not just a few tears later, we have at least some information to keep us sane over the Easter weekend.

I asked that a message be sent to Seoul yesterday letting the agency know that we would travel to Korea next week if possible to get Max -- and if it would be faster than an escort. I saw two families with identical visa dates receive notice of travel yesterday, so I had high hopes for today. I got a call from Holt this morning and was immediately told the call was to "explain the situation to me." Well, the word "situation" is typically not used when good news is forthcoming.

As it turns out, a seat on an airplane is apparently not available for Max until April 21 or 22. We have asked them to look for an earlier flight to anyplace in the US any day next week... We can fly to pick him up any place that will get him home sooner!

I hope I'll know for sure, one way or the other, on Monday morning. I'm going to spend Easter weekend making Sam happy and enjoying the holiday. At least there's light at the end of the tunnel!


Melissa said...

Waiting the second time around is definitely not easier - seems like it would be, but it's not! At least you have a little bit of information. Praying you hear something GOOD on Monday!