A Visa YAHOO - Aria MacDonald


We had an excellent appointment at the US embassy this morning.  It was long though, lots of waiting.  But we were issued a ten year mutliple entry visa.  We still have to plead our case at immigration when we get there and show them our documents.  However the guy at the Embassy wrote this brillant note on our account stating our case and asking them to issue us a two year entry.  Honestly,  I couldn’t have written the note better myself.

And the end of the conservation the guy said ‘Best wishes with your little angel, she is going to the best place and our love and prayers go with her’  Hamish and I were so struck by his kindness to us and he was really understanding.

So we feel really encouraged.

Aria is still not wonderful.  Still has puffy feet and her weight is up to 16kgs, 1.5kgs more than last week.  Bummer, still in lots of pain.  But the docs wrote in the notes this morning ‘ok to travel’ so we will keep going.  We just really want her to be in Omaha.

Hamish and I are battling lots of emotions and pressure.  I have a To Do list that is huge and I feel my mind going 1000 miles an hour.  It is like this laser beam of focus and everything non essential is out the window.  Have been going flat stick since early morning yesterday getting the house ready for people to view.  Spend and hour and a half in traffic and a long appointment and got home and the mobile and phone keep ringing and there a lots of emails to send.  Was hoping to get a sit down and a hair cut but I don’t think that is going to happen!!

Anyway- things are busy.  And we know here are only days to spend with family and friend.  Hopefully towards the end of the week all the stuff will be done and we can relax.  Ummmmm wishful thinking maybe.

14 Responses to “A Visa YAHOO”

  1. Lisa Robertson says:

    Woohoo is right! Great the embassy was so helpful! I have no children at home Friday coming, if there is anything I can do to help you just shout!

  2. Bill & Delwyn says:

    Wonderful news. Just call if we can help in any way. Anything at all. Love from Bill & Delwyn

  3. Samantha Sutherland says:

    Great news! Please let me know if I can help, just a call away, even to whisk you off for a coffee and break!

  4. Jo says:

    Yay!!!! Oh wow that is so awesome. Thank you Lord for such a nice guy at the embassy! And great that Aria has been given the green light to travel. Will keep praying her health gets better. xx

  5. Lauren says:

    I cannot tell you how awesome it is to catch up each day with how things are going as you head toward this new phase of your journey – it’s amazing Anita, you and Hamish are just incredible people, your faith is inspiring, your love for your daughter humbling. But this part is just so exciting! I wish that from here in Brisbane I could be some kind of practical help as I can only imagine how overwhelming it must be to be wrapping things up in NZ for a while. But go you guys, go. Go Aria!

  6. Tiffany says:

    I hope Aria starts to feel at least a little better, when she travels! I’m sorry that you will be away from your family & friends at Christmas time, & during this difficult time with Aria! You have friends here in the states praying for you though! I’m miles & miles away from Omaha, but I will be in Michigan praying for you! I hope immigration will be as kind to you as the U.S. Embassy man was! God Bless you!

  7. Kat says:

    Thinking of you guys all the time. That is great news that Aria is ok to travel :)

  8. Kathryn Menzies says:

    Hi! I just wanted to say how excited I am to hear that you finally have approval to head to the states. I hope Aria that Arias health improves before you have to go and that you have a good trip. Thinking of you all at this time :)

  9. Fiona says:

    hi guys- wonderful news. Make sure you make the most of friends’ offers of help- dont try to do it all yourselves. blessings to you all

  10. Gordon & Coralie McLay says:

    Another “hurdle” passed with GOd’s strength and guidence. As you walk through the coming days, may you sense God’s peace and calmness to do what’s important to do and that those who are able to help will rise up and do so…Keep looking up to the ONE who is able to lead and guide. Thank you for sharing the ups and downs and we continue uplifting you all
    McLays :)

  11. Shirl says:

    That is such great news! Amazing to have the visa and great contact here. Will be praying for the same over there. Much love and prayers and concern/thoughts etc. If there is ANYTHING at all that we can do that would save you even 10 mins and some hassle, please do let us know. Lots of love. Shirl

  12. Judy Palmer says:

    Great news with visa and Aria being well enough to travel. Will pray that she improves even more so she can enjoy the trip to Omaha.
    Love and prayers to you all.

  13. the yandall-seymours says:

    YAY another hurdle over with, Have watched & read Arias progress for the last year, as she is the same age as our son, and our hearts go out to you both. Praying that little Aria, gets well soon, and that the Op is a sucess. Continuous remembering you in our prayers always, Many blessings, and may God continue to be with you on your journey to Omaha & beyond.
    B regards john, cecilia & daniel xx

  14. Corina says:

    Yay for God’s overruling and His provision. Isn’t He mighty. So pleased to hear you have a visa and the doctors are saying Aria is ok to travel. Praying her health would improve ten-fold before you leave. Have you got airplane tickets already? Give ME a list of things I can do for you! Delegate!!

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