Thursday, January 22, 2009

Race Against the Clock

What a crazy week or so. The ticker keeps ticking. Only 7 days before Gedese is legally suppose to leave, in reality a totally different story. Where did I leave off last time in this continuing drama that is my life?! Oh yeah, the government sent a letter after 4 MONTHS!!!!!! that they denied her visa extension and she has to leave within 30 days.

Well....

We went almost two weeks ago to try to get a passport for the baby...only to be told that dad(who is in Africa) needs to be there or have notarized a statement giving his permission for Christiana to apply for a passport. I explained dad lives in AFRICA! Apparently that doesn't count. He needs to be dead to be exempt. After a week I got Alex to go to the the embassy in Ethiopia get the paper signed and notarized, only to be turned down again because I don't have his birth date! Again I explained he was born in Africa and his birth date is probably after the second full moon following the harvest. I asked if I could make one up told I would go to jail. Then I called our senator to be told there's nothing they could do. Tried to call Alex to get legal birth date (no Gedese doesn't know it and that is another story) Alex then goes missing. We have tried for over a week, finally got a hold of family today after Gedese has been up 4 nights worrying that he is out of town possibly working. We now know he is not dead (insert sigh here) and now are waiting for his return to Addis. We called his mom who does not know his birth date either.(Don't ask) I have since then, thanks to Jenny (my girl! I love her, we traveled to Ethiopia to pick up our kids together, she also paid for Gedese's airplane ticket) have contacted an immigration attorney who can't help our situation, but at least provided insight. So what's now? We wait it out! Hope Alex shows up. Pray Gedese doesn't get deported and oh yeah, PRAY!

11 comments:

crispy said...

Pray we will...The Lord is our banner (Jehovah Nissi). He will go before you and fight the battle for you.

Laura Lu said...

oh my word. ugh. this is ridiculous. just keep pressing on dearie!!!!!

prayin'!

emily said...

Oh man. Will be praying. You really have to have been to ET to get the birthdate deal huh?

Amy said...

Wowee. What a roller-coaster. Praying!

Melissa said...

Isn't this bureaucratic junk ridiculous? You look at some of the things that slip through the cracks and then some of the things that they crack down on....ugh!

Praying for it all to turn out well :)

Danielle said...

Praying that this situation will work out...

Your family looks great. I cannot believe how much the twins have grown...and the hair! Love it.

I always love catching up on your life...you are just a "real" person. Amazing.

Danielle

Brandi said...

I love it all written out. . .just sounds even crazier!

Praying like crazy. LORD you know all and you have a plan, will you reveal it?

Love you,
B

Paula said...

Praying.

Major Mom said...

Praying...This is one tough situation.

*Overflowing* said...

Oh my, oh my!! I haven't been able to catch up until now. I am continually praying!!! This is nuts...but hey, that's when the Lord can do the impossible!!

Matthew 19:26 With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Lyndsay said...

Praying....