That's how a former cheerleader tells you that her daughter has a visa physical scheduled for August 30.
We got the email today that Gia's visa physical will, in fact, take place on Aug 30. I have weird mixed emotions about it because while it's another HUGE step for us, it's still three weeks away. You know when you're running and you know you only have another 45 seconds left but somehow it feels like you run for 45 more minutes? That's how this feels to me. It's almost like I'd rather not know how close we are because it makes it that much further away.
Kidding, I do want to know! I take it back!
I love updating people as we get these last bits of news because the reaction is always the same.... "Great, so what does that mean?"
So here's what it means:
Gia's EP was approved already (big step) and the only thing separating us from the travel call (TC) was the visa physical and visa interview. Well now that the VP is scheduled, we are just one tiny little step away! I'm pretty sure the VI can take place before the VP, so that may be done even this week. Regardless, we are CLOSE. So close that part of the email from today said to start packing her suitcase and getting our hotel arrangements figured out....AGHH!! It's so overwhelming, in a good way.
Another part of the email said to get all our fees taken care of before we can travel. I know it probably doesn't seem like it, but I really haven't been incredibly stressed out about the money because I just knew God would provide where needed. And He has! But now, if I'm being honest, I'm slightly starting to feel it. I think it's because I know there's a deadline now: 3 weeks. Oh my...
We still have puzzle pieces and t-shirts, if you are interested in helping that way, but more than that we want your prayers as we start planning this trip.
- travel arrangements (flights and hotels are not included in our fee for Holt)
- Gia's transition and ours
- our jobs (mine particularly) as we take time off
- Gia's foster family as they are losing a child they've known for almost 2 years
- for us to have opportunities to share Jesus with people as we travel