First of all, thank you to everyone who has been following this journey with us. We appreciate your prayers and your encouragement. Many of you have asked for an update on where we are in the journey, and honestly, there really hasn't been any progress on the path. UNTIL NOW!
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Now, we wait for USCIS to tell us when and where we need to go to be fingerprinted for the third time, and with any luck, we'll have their approval within a month!
In the meantime, we continue to work on getting all of the documents, notaries, and seals for our dossier. We each had to get some more bloodwork done, and our Birth Certificates are floating around somewhere in limbo between various state capitals and our house. Oh, and our second sets of fingerprints have been laying on someone's desk at the FBI for about a month now. (We're getting worried about this poor FBI agent because clearly he or she is on some sort of extended leave of absence sitting on a serene beach in Hawaii watching the sunset. Or worse - perhaps he went AWOL and no one knows what happened to him or his case files and so no one has any idea we even submitted our fingerprints! Or maybe he just spilled coffee all over the prints and is too embarrassed to tell us. Whatever the case, we forgive you, Mr. FBI Agent! Just hurry up!)
At any rate, please continue to pray over these documents and the people who need to process them for us. We know it's all in God's perfect timing, and while our journey is far from over, we rejoice in knowing he just lifted us and Jenny to a giant leap forward!