Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Maybe tomorrow...

We are back to my old theme song again. The paper did not make it up to the Consulate yesterday. In fact, the woman at the USCIS (US immigration) who has the paper did not come to work yesterday. And unlike in the States, here in Haiti, all the documents of importance do not stay at the government offices overnight. Instead, they go home with the person who is responsible for them at the time. So if the person responsible for you document is not at work, your document in inaccessible. Since we were unable to contact the Consulate yesterday because their phone number was not working, we went ahead and went in at 7:00 this morning hoping for the best. But they refused to see us without having that paper. I gave them my best disappointed face without bursting into tears but it didn't make a bit of difference. So later today we will find out if the paper makes it to the office and if they will see us tomorrow. I am greatly disaapointed but am holding it together pretty well. I haven't actually shed a tear yet though they are all lined up ready to go at any time.

I guess we will have another regular day today and pray that the paper makes it to the Consulate and that we get the visa interview tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

You know, Becky, at the end of the book of Job, God doubly blesses him, perhaps for his suffering. Oh, I pray God will doubly bless your family for all that you've been through! "So the Lord blessed Job in the second half of his life even more than in the beginning. For now he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys." Job 42:12
Praying you back to Kentucky, Jodi Boyd

Anonymous said...

She took your paper home....that's just SO not in our culture realm of thinking. And the phone number was not working. If it weren't so pitiful it would be funny. But funny it is not. Don't lose any of those tears for them to celebrate your inexpressible joy as your plane is airborne and you are praising the Lord.

Lots of prayers and love,

rhaake said...

Thanks Jody,
I hope God doesn't bless me quite as much as he did Job. 14,ooo sheep: YIKES!