This past week has been a very STRESSFUL week!! Last Tuesday i saw in the mail that our fingerprint paper was ready and that we just needed to go to USCIS to get them done. We walked in about 3 weeks early at 3:29 p.m. They close at 3:30 needless to say they said to come back tomorrow , which was Wednesday the day before thanksgiving. So we got there and got our fingerprints done!! YAY! That was a huge one, all we were now waiting on was the approval from USCIS that we were cleared and to get the next set of paperwork to send to country to get submitted! Well that day we heard nothing, the next day was Thanksgiving so we didn't hear anything that day either. Friday i kept calling Nancy, who is our go to lady for everything, to see if she had heard anything. Nothing!!!! UGH i was starting to get a little worried and frustrated, the dead line for submissions was the next Thursday the 29th!!!
Monday came and i was feeling very anxious about everything. Were we going to get it in time to be able to make the winter cutoff?!!?!? Poor Nancy had to hear from me alot more then she probably wanted to!! I didn't hear anything until 4:15 p.m. the USCIS office closes at 5:00p.m. We had gotten approved but still needed to get the papers printed and notarized in order to be able to get them apostilled. Well by the time we got them notarized and printed it was 4:50p.m. There was no way to make it there in time! So i went the next morning at 7:30 am to get them apostilled and had to find a DHL place to send them to the country! We got it sent off and prayed and prayed that it would make it there by noon on Thursday! That was only 2 days away!!
I got a text from Nancy this Morning saying that it arrived in country and they were at the notary and needed to be at the DAP in one hour in order to be able to get it submitted! ONE HOUR?!?! Are you kidding me?! Does the stress ever let up?!? More prayers were said and i got a text from Nancy again saying CALL ME!! I new this meant one of two things, either we got submitted or we would have to wait until after the winter shutdown! Well we GOT SUBMITTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT was 8:30 in the country and the team that we have there was just leaving the DAP, they had to get an exception to be able to submit a dossier after 6:00 p.m. THEY DID IT!!! I am so very grateful for the team that we have there! I have heard it said that if it were any other team it probably wouldn't have been able to get submitted! Heavenly Father heard our prayers and pleading!! We know that this is a miracle from him and now we won't have to wait a month and a half to be submitted. We will more then likely be traveling around then in mid Jan. Now we just wait to hear when our appointment in country is!!! I can't believe that we are here already!