Monday, July 19, 2010


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.


Tara Anderson said...

Praying! Praying! Praying!!! These little frustrations are enough to drive you crazy, but you are's Satan trying to get the better of the deal, and it will NOT happen!!!

Janet and Kevin said...

Will be praying that God delivers it to you when you need it!

Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and Elijah

From all of us with love said...

Praying for a safe journey for you and your daughters. Praying your paperworks arrives.
just a side note (no one asked to see my POA while adopting our second daughter the new I-800 process covers all that information. or your agency can send it to China to your guide, like they do all other documents)
God is always on time!

Wife of the Pres. said...

You will get it back in time. I believe. I was just telling my son yesterday to tell Satan to "get away because you stink!" Might want to try it. ;) {{{HUGS}}}

LifeOnGoshenPoint said...

The roller coaster ride continues...I'm so thankful our God still moves mountains. Two more days!

Tara. said...

Hang in there! Praying that everything comes back in time and you can still leave on time.