Thursday, May 14, 2015

Grinning From Ear to Ear

We are coming home!!
John's passport arrived early this morning and we had our last embassy appointment this morning.
We had to swing by the medical center first and wait for quite a few minutes to pick up forms and his X-rays.  Sitting in the car was a drag so we found a park bench where we could hang out for a while.

We then traveled across town and spent several hours in a jam-packed U.S. embassy waiting room while they gathered our final documents and printed out his visa.  We were grinning from ear to ear as we carried his brown packet of papers out the embassy door.  In typical Nalle fashion, about 10 minutes later I walked back into the embassy with that same packet of paper after we realized that they were referring to John as a SHE.  It was several hours later before we could triumphantly say we were finished and can now freely fly home!
Tonight we will do what we did last night.  Roam the streets.  We have had a hard time turning down those who are in need here knowing that the war has made it hard for so many people.  I put what amounted to a few dollars in this lady's cup and she cried. 
It was John's turn to drop a few dollars in this man's bag. 

 We met up with another adopting family and enjoyed eating ice cream with them.  Kimmy was kind enough to take just about the only picture of all four of us together. 

I returned the favor.

Oops.  Photo bomb!

Four beautiful children!!
We fly out early tomorrow morning.
We are grinning from ear to ear!!


  1. Grinning from ear-to-ear just seeing these photos! Beautiful children. I especially love the one of Aaron & John with the musician.

  2. I am just simply soooooooooooooo happy and excited right now!! My birthday is just about to be made!! I honestly can-not wait for that very special e-mail or blog-post from Julia saying that: MR. JOHN EDWARD NALLE IS FINALLY HOME!! Jeremiah 29:11. :D :D!!:
    P-S: I did not know that Julia ever wore glasses.
    Love you all,

  3. Julia,

    I've also been following Kimmy's adoption journey for her 2 teenagers (Alex & Yana). Seeing the 4 children together was such a surprising delight.


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