It's officially summer. School is out, the sun is hot, and I am longing to see my boy and meet my daughter. It's days like today that I get frustrated that I can't hurry things up. The daily waiting is what wears me down.
Two years ago tomorrow (June 1, 2009), Doug and I were anxiously awaiting a travel date to meet our beautiful Serbian princess. We were sitting in a car dealership on a rainy summer day, working out numbers to buy our first minivan. As we sat, waiting, my phone dinged with an e-mail. The email was short and direct. "Your appointment date is June 12. Please make your travel arrangements." Gracious did our world change in a days time. I now owned a new minivan and began making arrangements to fly to Serbia to meet our daughter.
In one moment I become overwhelmed with the gigantic pile of papers that need notarized, county certified, and apostilled. Hours later when I look at the pile, I realize it is manageable and all within reach. It's summer, I have time to work on it.
Our BCI check has expired by Eastern European standards. We need to have it re-done, which is no biggie. The complicating factor is getting 2 notarized copies from the BCI office. Today, I called and talked to a very nice lady who gave me direction, then transferred me to the person in charge of these type of situations. I left her a message and am waiting her reply.
It's manageable. It's doable. It's worth it. It's summer and I have the itch to travel. My boy should have been here for his summer visit in 20 days. I hope we can travel this summer to visit him.