We have our appointment!! We have our appointment!! I feel like it has taken us forever to get to this point, but I am so thankful for those of you who have encouraged and prayed for us.
We received an email this afternoon stating our interview date in Buenos Aires. It stated that we needed to bring some items that were missing from our case. They should already have all of the items listed as missing since these were sent in with the other required documents, but, either way, we will be sure to have them with us.
Before we can have the appointment, a medical appointment must be done. The only issue is that there are two approved doctors for the appointment and they are both in Buenos Aires, just 13-14 hours away. One of the first things we did after receiving the email was to contact both of the listed doctors. Javier stated where we will be coming from (in distance and how we needed an appointment before our interview date). We have heard back from one. There have been a few back and forth emails and the last one Javier sent asked if the appointment he gave for a week from today, July 21, 2015, could be changed to later in the week. I was about to post this, but we just got an email stating the medical appointment has been moved to July 23, 2015. This date is much better for us.
We are so excited to finally get this email, but at the same time, I am beginning to feel like a chicken running around with its head cut off. Lots of things for us to consider, in a short amount of time:
- Appointment date-This has been set.
- Medical-This has been set, but hoping to change.
- Transportation-This is still up in the air. Do we drive or do we take one of the public transportation services there?
- Hotel-This will be set after dates are set for sure with the medical.
- Other decisions-Javier can go for his medical and to get another form legalized (I will share more in the next paragraph) by public transportation and come back afterwards and we drive as a family a few days later to Buenos Aires.
I must add, it is also vacation time here for the schools. This also means that prices seem to be slightly higher on hotels.
The email stated that we needed to have our marriage certificate and Javier’s birth certificate legalized. We thought they were legalized. Javier was born here and we were married here. Apparently, it must be legalized in Buenos Aires. If Javier goes for the medical before us, he can probably also get this done.
The interview date has been set for July 27, 2015, at 9:00 A.M. Our 7th wedding anniversary is on the 26th, so I guess that it will be fitting to say this is our anniversary gift this year. Continue to pray though that all goes well with the appointment and we have all the documents they ask for. It personally always makes me nervous, because your fate and that of your loved one is in the hands of someone else. We will continue to update, but wanted to share this wonderful news with you all!