Thursday, April 27, 2006

So, I'm wondering

just how much longer it will actually take to get Bao's social security card*. I requested prayer about it (again) at Bible study today. We really need that card.

And, like most days these last few weeks, I have been hopeful, as I go out to get the mail, that today will be the day.

So, today was no different.

Well, it was a little bit different. Because today, her social security card was actually there.

In an envelope.

In my hand.

And it was issued in her English name, not her Chinese name. Which is a bit of a gift, being that I would have had to go change her name on the card later if it was issued in her Chinese name.

And I still have to check on how they filed her immigration status - as an alien or as a citizen.

But right now, I am so profoundly pleased that we have a social security card for her.

Thanks to all who prayed.

And praise God, from whom all social security cards flow.

*Answer: it takes 4 months


Blogger Heather said...

I am SO happy for you!!!!!

Thu Apr 27, 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Hurray! We know what that waiting game is like. Hope you guys are able to get all the loose ends of her adoption wrapped up soon!

Thu Apr 27, 04:52:00 PM  
Blogger Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

I've read several of your posts over the last few days and have really enjoyed your transparency! I'm looking forward to peeking in often to see what new insights you have. And as for being "present" with my kids, I'm starting to get it that talking on the phone while they're awake makes that all but impossible. *sigh*

Thu Apr 27, 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger sarahgrace said...


Thu Apr 27, 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger Addie said...

YAY!!!! What a relief!

Thu Apr 27, 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Cup-a-Joe said...

Huzzah!! The wheels turn slowly but they DO turn! The payoff is that now you can contact ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) and deal with another government agency... :-(

Fri Apr 28, 06:48:00 AM  
Blogger Shalee said...

Woo hoo! Praise God over and over again!

Fri Apr 28, 04:34:00 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

I am so happy for you! I think you could add this question to the list that includes, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?"

Fri Apr 28, 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Yea! I'm so glad you got it!

Sat Apr 29, 10:26:00 AM  

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