Friday, May 20, 2011

Waiting to wait

We were fingerprinted on Wednesday morning.  It always amazes me how quickly I can become unglued.  Huge character-flaw.  You would think that I would have learned by now.  I graduated from God's Timing 101 in our first adoption.  Yet, I seem to forget whenever things don't go how I expect them to go.

I sent the i600a in and received the fingerprint appt card in a reasonable time frame.  Yet,we never did receive an appt card for Andrew.  He needs to be fingerprinted because he is 19.  Now, maybe I gave CIS too much credit but I did pay for 3 bio-metrics and they have my home study!  I thought that they must realize he is a college student and that he might be in NC.  Okay, I am laughing now that I wrote that out...but I really thought....
So, Andrew took off work.  Jason, Andrew, Bella (because who babysits at 6am) and I left for Rhode Island at 6 in the morning to make our 8am apt.  Don't I live in Ma??  Yes, but I guess, we get fingerprinted in RI.

We get there to find out that they can't fingerprint Andrew without an appt card.  Well, I almost started crying (or screaming) right then.  The nicest man tried to help us, but couldn't.  At some point, I gave in.  Sent Andrew to the car, and got fingerprinted.  While I was waiting...  I had a conversation with God that went something like this...I get it.  You are in charge.  I get it.  I get it.  You have a timeline that may be different than my own (who is kidding who-usually different than my own).  I get it.  I accept it.  But it sure would be nice to get his taken care of today.  And then we were fingerprinted and went to leave.  The nice man, came running out of his office yelling, "Wait!  I think I figured out what you can do."  Long story short...they fingerprinted Andrew, too.

So now we wait for CIS approval, wait for a referral, wait for court, and then wait for embassy.  Picking up on the key theme?  Wait.  I should definitely be eligible for a PhD in God's Timing by the end of adoption #2, don't you think?

7 comments:

Meliski said...

So glad you were both fingerprinted! And best line ever: "I graduated from God's Timing 101 in our first adoption" We are all here with you, cheering you on, as you go through your refresher course!

Jennifer said...

One step closer!! During our process, my ringtone on my cell phone was "While I'm Waiting..." by John Waller. There was always something that required it!

Bonnie Nieuwstraten said...

Oh, I totally feel your frustration. We had repeated fingerprinting nightmares in our process. But can I just tell you?? God worked some big miracles for us because my mom, who is paralyzed and lives with us, doesn't have fingerprints anymore!! But, God worked it out, because He's big that way!!

6 Little Bunkers said...

Oh this story is so funny! First, fingerprinting in another state?? And then, dare I be the one to point out it was simply CIS incompetance and not necessarily "God's Perfect Timing?" I am SO glad that you ALL got fingerprinted! Praise be to God for bringing it together for you so it is one less wait in this long process.

HeidiD in CT said...

As you know from how long I took to call you, I am a little over my head with "stuff" to do, but now I really feel like a jerk - I didn't even ask you how everything was going and this was so fresh at that time!! It was so nice talking to you and getting your reassurance, but I hope you know I have certainly been thinking about YOU guys too and your wait!!! We are watching, waiting and praying with you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer, I love your blog and could definitely relate to the "I get it God!" part :) There are so many moments when I'm brought back to the point of remembering that He is in control of all things! You have such a beautiful family and God is growing it! Very cool!
Blessings,
Tana Robbins
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Rebecca said...

You handled it well - and then it all worked out! So glad. Hoping your "golden ticket" comes soon so you can get on the waitlist.