Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Travel call!

We got our travel call today. Our Embassy appointment is June 9, and we are supposed to be in Addis by June 4 or 5. I'm writing this using many fewer exclamation points than I imagined I would when this day came. That is because we have a potential glitch that could delay our travel.

Our fingerprints expire on May 29, and they must be current in order to travel. We got reprinted yesterday, but there is a good chance they won't make it through the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, National Visa Center and to Ethiopia before our Embassy date. In that case, we'll have to travel later. But hopefully only two weeks later.

Instead of kicking myself for my role in this snafu or analyzing the silliness of this rule or the slowness of government agencies, I'm choosing to take it in stride. We'll hope for a little miracle. But sooner or (a little) later we'll get there for our little boy.

9 comments:

Shadley said...

COME ON GOV'T RED TAPE!! YOU CAN DO IT!

Norma said...

Hooray! Almost on your way! The timing will be perfect regardless of when it is.

Lori said...

Praying for a miracle!!

Jeremy and Allison said...

Okay, don't stress about this! It will all work out; it always does. This trip will change your life. Enjoy it! We will be praying for you guys!!!

Matt and Andrea said...

Yeah!!! Fingerprinting Stinks!!!! God is able to do it though!!

Eastiopians said...

Great attitude girlfriend! It's out of your control right now so just sit back and enjoy each day....life is good.

Holly said...

I'm praying that the mountains that are USCIS are MOVED and quickly for you! Congrats on getting your travel call! Can't wait to see pictures of your sweetie. :)

margaret said...

Hooray for your Travel Call!!!! Praying that all goes as it needs and you are traveling as planned to get your boy!!!!

Evelyn said...

Super news about travel - not so super about the fingerprints, but hey! Great attitude! You ARE getting your son soon! Cannot WAIT to see lots of pics :)