Another morning of disappointment. I really think the best way to describe the feeling is running downstairs on Christmas morning and seeing that Santa did not leave any presents under the tree. Not only that but he took the tree, stockings and ate all the cookies and drank the milk. That is the feeling we get each morning no e-mail arrives from the CIS in Ho Chi Minh City.
Frustrating to say the least, because we have absolutely ZERO control over the process. Trish said that it is so hard because "She is right there" and we can't do anything to help move things along. We wait on the USCIS and the Vietnamese provincial government. Its not like we can walk down the street and use both of our great negotiation skills (Tricia is the best sales person I have ever met). So many people ask "When are you going to Viet Nam?" WE WISH WE KNEW! But we just say "Don't know." CIS says average processing time for I-600s is 45 business days. Lord grant us the patience to endure another weekend. COME ON MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I found the below prayer which is fitting:
Gracious God, it’s so hard to wait. To wait for new things to happen in my life. To wait for you to answer my prayers. To wait for the open doors that may lead me into a new way of being. During the time of waiting, it seems that all I can think of is having what it is I am waiting for. At times I feel weary of asking and waiting, and I wonder if you really hear my prayers at all, if you are ignoring me, or if you are simply refusing to give me my heart’s desire. A part of me knows that you want my best, and that your time is not my time, but Lord, it is still so hard to wait. Deepen my trust, O Lord, during the times when my heart longs for what can only come in the fullness of time. Give me a calm assurance that your will for me is grander than anything I could ever imagine. Still my mind and heart in your love so that I am mindful of the grace you are draping around me every single day, every single moment. I ask this for the sake of your love.