Friday, June 10, 2011
Sort of News
Anyway, the good news was less personal to our case, but none the less encouraging. Our agency had another case totally approved under the new, tighter regulations, and there was hardly a delay at all! So we have hopes that our case will go as smoothly.
The other bit of encouragement was that our agency sent us the Travel Guidelines document! I know its timing means nothing, but it's nonetheless true! We are going, really and truly going. I have a 24-page document (thank goodness for screen readers) sitting on my desktop, ready to tell me all about flying, and what shots I need, and how we'll work with a driver, and all sorts of stuff. I feel like an absolutely clueless American, which shames me a bit, but I'm very, very excited to begin making plans.
We are so ready, not just to meet Abi, but to take in her country, her continent. I want to see Africa, smell Africa, taste Africa. I want to remember every second of her world, so that I will know her better. I wonder what it will be like to meet her? My meeting with Bean did not go at ALL like I imagined it would, so hers probably won't either, but I imagine a very emotional (on my part) and hesitant (on her part) interaction. We'll see!