Has Satan not gotten the memo? Nothing he can do will stop this? Jeez, you would think he was smarter than that, ya know? He may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but he is relentless. I am starting to recognize his ways, though, so I am on to him!
I got my final package from my agency this morning. I will never know why they wait to the last possible second to send it, but whatever. The package contained our official travel approval (it's so pretty!), our passports and visas, two AWAA t-shirts, cards printed in Chinese saying that we are American and we are adopting this Chinese child (so no one thinks we stole her I guess), and our Power of Attorney. Since Brad is not traveling with me (TEARS), I had to have his POA. It had to be notarized and then authenticated with NC, then the US Dept. of State and then finally, the Chinese Embassy. I paid $60 to have our agency take care of getting it authenticated for me. Great, it all came today. However, it was missing the Chinese Embassy authentication. UGH. Now keep in mind, it HAS to be authenticated and the Embassy is in Washington, DC. And I leave in THREE DAYS.
Yeah. So I got in touch with my agency. I have to overnight the POA back to them, they are taking it tomorrow to DC and then overnighting it back to me. Yeah. Cutting it kind of close, don't you think?
I don't know what happens if I don't get it in time. I don't even want to think about that. Please remember that in your prayers please!
I am so over this. I remember saying right before giving birth to my babies, "I am so done. Just done." Yeah, I am so done.