Saturday, September 8, 2007

Baby, We Are In PGN!!!!

Today we received an update that our file was submitted to PGN on Thursday, September 6th!!!! This is *awesome* news! Now we must pray that we get OUT in 8 weeks or less. Even nine weeks would be fine. With all that is going on in Guatemala, we continue to pray that we are able to bring Gabriel home by Christmas. You might hear of a lot of turmoil with the upcoming elections and possible implementation of the Hague Treaty, but we put our faith in God and know that He will not let us down. Greg and I wait to receive updates on all Guatemala situations from our agency because they have our best interest in mind and a lot of information you hear out there only suits to scare you. If you are the praying kind, we ask for your prayers during our stay in PGN. This is truly the last hurdle before we can bring little G home.

We have been told to expect a previo during our stay in PGN. A previo is when a reviewer requests more information or doesn't approve of a particular document and wants a do-over. During this time, you are kicked out from PGN while you wait for the file/document to be rectified. This basically adds more time onto your stay at PGN. So we pray for a previo-free stay in PGN. We also call them whammies. So no whammy, no whammy, no whammy!

Thank you to all our blog readers. We greatly appreciate you all keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. I truly believe deep in my heart that all our prayers will bring little Gabriel home.

10 comments:

mesa said...

OMG OMG OMG!! yaaay! I checked your blog earlier today and I'm so glad I checked it again tonight! I'm so thrilled for you guys!! This is wonderful news!! I will be saying lots of prayers for you guys and Guatemala and little G. So thrilled! You guys are so close! much love

Jill said...

YAY! OK, hoping for no whammies!!!

I hope PGN goes smoothly!

Nicole said...

OMG I am so excited for you guys! You've been in my prayers every day, but I'll be praying even harder now!!!! I pray for a quick & final exit from PGN --- NO WHAMMIES!

amylynn said...

Maria, I am so happy for you guys!!! Wonderful news!!! xoxox

Amy said...

I LOVE THIS! YES!!!!! And you went into PGN on my birthday :) Im SO happy for you guys!!! Cant wait to see you tomorrow!!! XOXO

AC said...

That's awesome that you're entering the final stage. Gabriel is beautiful and I agree with you in prayer that he comes home soon. Have you ever thought about keeping some of the comments in your blog to put in a scrapbook for Gabriel? He'll love it when he gets older. We're praying for no Whammies!

Kelly said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I hope your stay is very short and sweet! :) Gabriel is so beautiful! Thank you for stopping by my blog allowing me to find yours. I'm looking forward to seeing an "I'm OUT" post from you really soon! :)

Karen NJ said...

I'm so excited for you. I'll be paying special attention to the news in Guatemala and will hope for a smooth transition and pray for a short wait for you!

I love ac's idea of keeping your blog entries for Gabriel.

Holly said...

WAHOOOOOOO!

Wonderful, fantastic news!

Jessica said...

YAY what fantastic news!!! I am so excited for you guys. I am praying little G is home before you know it.