Over the weekend, it came to my attention that we would need to obtain a local police letter to see if it would suffice instead of a state wide one. In our state, it can be quite laborious to get the state level so if our daughter's country would be willing to take a local level report, it would be a welcomed relief. I really had no idea how to get one or how long it would take. The timing is important since our agency would like us to hand-carry it with us, if at all possible.
I woke up Monday morning and called at 8:00 am to our local department. I found out the process and was told that it could take a few days. So by 8:10, I was in their lobby getting the ball rolling. My man was to stop by on his way to work to request his info since I couldn't get it for him. Yet, the lady at the desk was nice enough to let me fill out his document so that all he'd need to do was sign when he got there.
By the time my man arrived an hour later, the lady had both of our reports done and ready and told us to bring a notary back later in the afternoon. Wow.
Woke up this morning to find confirmation that we will have an appointment with the DOE on the date we had hoped for in less than 2 weeks. Also received the good news that our documents have arrived in-country. Now for translation and registration!
As a result of those confirmations, we had our airline tickets changed to the new dates of our trip. Remember, we were already scheduled to travel to EE in a few weeks. Now we just needed to add a few days on to the front of the trip for the visit with our daughter. After that, we will meet up with our team for our original trip. When we received the new itinerary, we stood in awe of Him again. We expected that we would need to pay a fee for changing the tickets. Nope. No balance due. In fact, the ticket prices have gone down so there is now a credit. Are you kidding me?
“Are you kidding me?”
seems come out of my mouth on a regular basis now. My kids and I joke that if I had a dollar for every time that phrase slipped out of my mouth before I could stop it, we'd have this whole adoption paid for already!
Maybe I should change the name of this blog to www.areyoukiddingme.com! Ha!
I must confess, that when I woke up this morning, before checking my email, I was fretting about the money we will need to bring on our first trip. Yet when things like these are happening so frequently, how can I? He is a mountain moving God that has proven Himself to our family over and over and we can't help but push our worries aside and have confidence in the One who is writing His story through her story.