Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Fingerprint Blessing

One of the steps for adoption is fingerprinting @ the immigration office in Atlanta. We received an appointment when Scott was to be out of town, so we had to request another one through snail mail.... After about a week, we received our new appointment, and went yesterday. Our time was 1:00, so I picked Scott up at work and we drove down. We were there about 12:30 and got in line. When we got to the front, the officer very politely asked us to move to the side, and he would talk with us in a short while. We waited probably for about 15 minutes. We both stood there wondering what in the world could be happening. The officer finally came over to inform us that appointments for that day had been overbooked. They only take 20 per day, and they made quota around 10:00am. He had been sending people downtown all day to complain about this matter. He told us the best thing for us to do was to go downtown, make a complaint, wait for another appointment via snail mail, or MAYBE they might send us back where we were. I was floored.... All I could say was, "I don't really understand." He continued to try and explain but of course it was not registering. Here we were: Scott taking off work during the busiest time of the quarter, EllaKate needing a nap, and me about to have a major breakdown. We were actually walking away, when a very tall officer came to tell the other officer they were indeed accepting appointments again. I looked up @ the sky and said, "Thank You Jesus!!!" We walked in and were out in about 30 minutes. As we were walking out, with our precious little girl from China, all the people that had been sent downtown to complain were coming in... Needless to say, they probably wondered how in the world we made it in and they didn't. All I know is that I am so thankful to have the prints completed and now we wait for our most important document: I-797. When we have it, we can authenticate and send everything to Colorado and then to CHINA!!!As a believer, we know what a miracle it is that God created everyone on this earth with absolutely different fingerprints. I wonder if the people in immigration realize the miracle after miracle they witness everyday. Thank You Jesus for the grace You continually pour out on each of every day!!!

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