“It’s so hard to wait Mom! It’s so hard to wait!” River has been heard saying this more than once lately as her little toddler self discovers the hard truth of waiting. And I’ve had to agree. Waiting can be so tough. It’s been 7+ years since we began on this journey towards Pete’s citizenship. We’ve grown tired talking about it and waiting for each step to proceed and no doubt you’ve all grown tired of hearing about it too. We finally qualified to apply at the start of the year and we were thrilled to send his application in as you might remember. January 24th they started processing it. For seven months now we have waited yet again and as the months kept going I started worrying that maybe we’d filled something out wrong or something was holding it up. Then I’d have to remind myself to just keep trusting.
And then the day finally came.
It was first thing in the morning and I was checking the status of his application online to see if anything had changed. And it had! He is to appear to write his citizenship test on September 15th! That’s FRIDAY! We will find out immediately after he takes it if he passed or not. If all goes well, within a few weeks or months of writing the test, he will have his citizenship ceremony. We just can’t believe it!
Pray with us on Friday that all will go well.