Tuesday, February 19, 2008

2 Weeks?

I've been getting a little cocky with this whole I-600A deal. Zach has been working extra hard to bring his second son home and I was thinking we'd have it done, in the Ethiopian Embassy, by this week's end. Ehhh, not so much. From what we hear, it is done at the Des Moines, IA office and is en route to New Hampshire, the Big Kahona of USCIS places in the great land of the US. After a dude/chick gives it the go ahead from this office, it will be sent to ET. Zach has been working on all the tricks, even asking the Des Moines lady (she was wonderful) if she would attach a picture of Tariku to pull at the heart strings a bit. It was a no go but I gave the guy a big smooch just for asking.

We were really hoping that we'd get a travel date this week, even though "theoretically" all of our paperwork is not completely in yet. Well, Zach got an email from Jan saying it could take up to TWO WEEKS!!! It didn't sound like it was going to be a possibility to get a travel date before then. I am still praying, and praying, and praying that they give us a travel date on March 6th. This would be more than 2 weeks out and all of the paperwork would have arrived by then. Would you join in the praying with me? Or good thoughts, or wishing on stars, whatever you take as your personal credo, I ask that you join me in this!

At this point I would just kill for an update. I've heard nothing of him since January 1. Can you imagine? Not a word on my son for almost 2 months. I don't even care if they can't go into detail. Just maybe a picture and a few words like, "he lives, he thrives, and he doesn't like being told 'no'." I'm not picky, I'll take anything at this point.

Off to the Y...I get increasingly more patient after a workout.

Edited to add: I just saw someone on the forum just got a March 6th travel date. Nevermind, look for us heading to Ethiopia 2 days from never. FREAK!


Cassie said...

definitely praying...

Mama Sweet Pea said...

Praying hard! It will happen...he will be in your arms! Hang in there!