I can finally quit being utterly frustrated with C*hina's government being so slow and return to being completely fed up with my own. Without this appointment, and the papers we will get at it, we cannot legally bring our daughter home. So no travel plans can be made until we get the CA. Until the last month or two, families usually got their CA within a day or two of getting their travel approval. Tomorrow will be six days for us. **sigh**
I wish we might have heard something today, but our agency was closed for a planned staff development day. I'm having a hard time not being totally frustrated with them, too. I feel like they needed to spend today on the phone requesting/begging/bribing the consulate folks to give us an appointment as soon as is humanly possible so I can go get my daughter out of an orphanage already and BRING HER HOME.
Plus, I need to be able to get something done at work except hit the refresh button on my e-mail and Rumor Queen.
I know I am blessed to even be able to complain about this. I could still be waiting in the long line. And I believe wholeheartedly that this delay is a part of God's plans for us... but as usual, I am ready for "someday" to become "tomorrow." I can't stand the thought of Anna Kathryn growing up without us being with her.
Speaking of tomorrow, my sister is scheduled to give birth to daughter #3 in the early hours of the morning... please be in prayer that all would go well for mama and baby Allison Hope during the delivery and after. Hospitals are still difficult for Hillary, and I'm sure there will be many memories of Natalie and lots of emotions that will go along with Alie's arrival. We cannot wait to meet Alie, our new little joy!