Friday, January 4, 2008

Unexpected Praise!!!!

What a blessing we found in our mailbox yesterday!! A beautiful white envelope with a return address of USCIS!!!

IT WAS OUR 171!! The document that was suppossed to not be here until mid February or so! Needless to say, we were in shock!

So, what does this mean for us? We now have the "missing piece" to our dossier! We have just a few tiny loose ends to tie up, then (probably the first of next week) we will have all our documents certified at the county level, then take them to Frankfort to have them certified at the state level. After that, we will send it all to our agency's headquarters in Virginia. They will make sure it goes to DC for the US State Department to certify. Once all this is done, they will Fed-Ex it (sorry, dad :) to Ethiopia, and the wait begins!!! So, hopefully, by the first of February, we will officially be waiting for baby Caleb!

Thank you all for your continued prayers! They truly mean so much!

Praise God!


shawn and tisha said...

Congratulations!!! (I know I said that on yg already, but I had to come here and say it too.) Praise the Lord, he is so good! :)

Tisha (awaa yg)

the Steiger's said...

I am so happy for you guys. You are almost done with the paper part!!! I still remember that feeling.

Carpenters said...

What a wonderful blessing! We are so thrilled for you both! Receiving that unassuming piece of paper and sending our dossier to Laurel was such a relief. Praise the Lord for His goodness!

With Love,

Jen said...

That's exactly how it happened for us too. We were expecting a much longer wait, and there it was! It's a good surprise though. I cannot for the life of me figure out how the USCIS has gotten ahead on such things but as long as we get to benefit who's compalining!

Congrats! Praying your loose ends tie up quickly. We should be close in line together for referrals.
Jen (awaa)

Jill Coen said...

Rejoicing with you! What a great surprise!!
love, jill

Chad Bowman said...

I'm so excited for you all! Praise God that He is blessing you like this!

Danielle said...

That's so awesome! I don't think I've communicated with you before, but I looked at your dates and realized there's a chance we could one day be traveling together!!! Maybe not, but we got our I-171 on Dec. 31st and should have our dossier to AW by the end of next week (as long as the certification takes as long as expected). Anyway, just wanted to say I know the feeling and I'm so happy for you. I AM wondering from your ticker, though...did you get the dossier officially off four days ago, or are you just about to?!?


Amy said...

Don't you love surprises like that? :)

E said...

Congratulations on finishing up the paper chase this week (I know you haven't posted on it yet)!!!

Blessings to you guys & Godspeed to your dossier as it travels first to VA, then to Ethiopia!!! Can't wait to hear when it's been sent!


Clay and Tracy said...

Hey we are the Cornetts and we are waiting on our missing piece to our dossier! the famous I-171!!! So of course I have to stalk everyones blog to see how quickly everyone got theirs back. We are only 2 weeks waiting so I may have awhile.