patience, patience, patience

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

HaHa! And I thought I would need a reminder to be patient on the Lord six months after my last blog post, not 6 days later.

I am currently hating on the US immigration system. We have to get our children's visas before we can send our dossier to Ethiopia. It's the last thing RJ and I need to collect, and three weeks ago I was feeling on top of the world knowing that I would make my goal and finish our entire dossier in 4 months.

But, of course, our fingerprinting appointment came in the mail two weeks ago (it's a randomly selected date and time that the government assumes you can attend) and both RJ and I were scheduled for the day after we fly out for the east coast. I sent in a request for a new appointment but I haven't head anything since so yesterday I called immigration. Only to be told that 1) they can not assure me that the local office got my request change 2) I can not call the local office because they don't have a public number 3) there is no way for me to check the status of my appointment 4) I may not go down to the local office without an appointment and 5) most often requests for appointment changes takes months.

I am so frustrated with the inefficiency of the system I could scream.

I am trying so hard to yet again commit myself to the Lord's plan and His timing. It's a lesson of being obedient in action and faith even if my emotions haven't yet followed. A tough one for me as I tend to be somewhat emotionally driven (please tell me I'm not alone in this!).

Tomorrow RJ and I are going to try to visit the local office just to see if there is anything else we can do. And if they turn us away then we will just continue waiting...


jkseevers said...

okay, so I'll be praying for you, but I've heard others say that they have gone early for their fingerprinting appt. and have had NO problem!! Praying that this will be the case for you. Had I known that, I would've tried it myself. We were given our appt. date 3 weeks out. ugh. That is just ridiculous;)

Praying that it all works out for you!

Jessica G. said...

I have no advice or good words of wisdom. But I would like to say that sucks and remember, all this frustration and pain will work out in the end when you have your kid(s) in your arms.

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