We heard from our Coordinator today that the U.S. Embassy (which was closed for a guatemalan holiday on Tuesday, hmmm...) was cooperative yesterday and our lawyer got the paperwork he needed. Then he re-submitted us into PGN today!! Hurray!!! Thanks for all the prayers! I'll keep you updated as we hear anything else! (Keep in mind, it could take 4-8 weeks before we hear anything!)
Not only have I been overwhelmed (in a good way) w/ prayers and emails of encouragement through this hard time, but Russ has gotten invitation after invitation to ball games, golf, movies, and meals. I was also blessed to have a friend come to visit for the weekend to help lift my spirits!! On top of that, I found out last night that two more of my St. Louis 'family' is coming down soon! How fun! While I would obviously rather be home, I'm blessed to have so many willing friends and family be able to make the trip. It has helped distract me during the waiting time and has also taken care of some of the homesickness.
Eliot is scooting everywhere and pulling himself up every chance he can get. He even had his first major 'accident' as a toddling little man. Yesterday morning as I was cooking breakfast, he scooted/crawled into the dining room and pulled himself up using a dining room chair. So far, everything is normal. Then as he "walked" to the back of the chair, he started to lose his balance and grabbed the back of the chair which wasn't such a good idea. He fell backwards onto the tile and brought the chair on top of him. His nose has a major scratch and his forehead has a bump, but it would have been a lot worse had it not been for his little belly to block everything!