Thursday, March 1, 2012

Just when the "radio silence" was deafening.....

Anyone who has been sent to Nairobi knows that the days after being sent are excruciatingly quiet.  For so many weeks and days while your file is at USE, you become so connected to your emails.  You check at 11:30pm and then again at 6am and then by 9am you are looking forward to the next day.  This is the craziness that creeps out of us PAP, wishing away a day-CRAZY.  Forgetting that each day is a gift.

So we were sent on Tuesday, or so we thought.  After being sent, Jason sent several emails out.  One to USCIS with a copy of our cover letter identifying our supplementary submissions of our extra investigation.  After our experience with the embassy, we could not trust our file would be sent in its entirety. He also asked USCIS to check that it had in fact been sent, as we were aware of a family that had been told that they were sent but were in fact not sent for another week.

Sweet boy with his big boy haircut....
Well, this morning the silence was, again, deafening.  I had a supernatural sense of peace about me.  I did ask Him to continue to give me peace about the wait and His role in the wait.  And then the email came through.... an email from USE giving us our tracking number and confirmation that our file had been delivered.  On checking the tracking number....the file had not left on Tuesday, it left after the close of business on Wednesday and was overnighted and courier serviced to USCIS.  Hmmmm.  Did not know that they could overnight it?  Did someone call and check on it and discover it had not been sent on Tuesday as we were told?  We will never know.  But I do know that things are moving.  Now we wait for clearance or an RFE (request for evidence).

Truly, today my heart was full.  There have been blessings throughout this hard hard process.  I have learned so much more about God.  I have truly wrestled and screamed at Him.  I have been furious with Him.  After all, what good will come from making Efa wait?  Perhaps I will never know.  But I do know that He has got this covered, and that He is okay with my not getting my way.  And that somehow He has planned this too.  In it all, I have grown closer to Him.  

6 comments:

John and Tara Dunn said...

I know that I am going to cry tears of JOY the day you all are cleared...and how close that day is!!!!! Praying, praying, praying.

scooping it up said...

you are amazing. i cannot wait for this all to be over and for him to be home. so glad you have some peace today.

Jennifer said...

I am so glad for a piece of good news - finally!! I am praying that the BEST news of all is on the way.

emily said...

Proud of you girl. Giving Him glory in this VERY long wait. :)

Bonnie Nieuwstraten said...

Narobi?? Wow, I am really out of the loop these days! Why on earth is his file there? UGH! Praying for you. Every time there is a star by your blog that there is an update, my heart leaps! One day VERY soon, I'm going to see those words WE HAVE CLEARANCE!! The day is coming. Keep your shield of faith very high as I know that the enemy is attacking you minute by minute.

PS: Efa is SO cute! You could just eat him with a spoon!!

Shannon said...

Praying you'll hear some amazing news soon!!