Friday, January 21, 2011

A date!

I have been "hereby notified to appear for a Naturalization Oath Ceremony on Feb 11th, 2011." Three weeks from today. We are trying to organize tickets and it looks like it'll be a real quick trip, but I am so excited. The kids are even more ecstatic that I'm finally going. Their darling dad has told them 'that while mom is away we're going to stay up late and watch movies in the livingroom until we fall asleep.'

Once I have my Naturalization Certificate I can apply for my US passport at the Embassy in Lilongwe. It hasn't been easy to naturalize since we've never lived in the US, but there is a provision made for missionaries which doesn't require any residential time in the US. The only catch is that I have to be there in person to take the oath. I am flying alone for the first time, without my favourite man and my sweet babies-please pray that all goes well.

7 comments:

Laura said...

Yeah!!! We can't wait to see you again! We'll pray that all of your flights work out well, and that you might have a spare moment for us =). Any shopping you need done?

bythebrookdesigns said...

I think you should look at it as a well deserved rest. No one will need help, you don't have to speak to a soul if you don't want to. You can read and watch a movie without interruption. At least that is what I am praying for you. You may not be willing to leave the plane!

By the Brook said...

God is so good! I admit I was starting to get a little concerned-just a reminder that I need to trust Him because He is always faithful. I'll let you know about the shopping Laura, thank you! Lisa, you're right I need to just see it as a rest:)

Lishe said...

great news! who would know you could go so soon to take the oath? We'll pray everything will go well, your trip, your oath, your naturalisation, etc...
looks like when you come back from your trip you'll be busy getting the kids in routine again ;-)

Sharon said...

Woo hoo! Great reminder that God's timing is perfect.

Sheryl Recinos said...

How exciting!!! God is so good!!! Have a great trip to LA, and take some pictures of the ceremony! =)

Sybrand and Beth de Swardt said...

My first thought was to say I'll go with you. That would be a lot of fun. But then I remembered I'd have to leave my amazing husband and sweet baby to do it.