Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.
Eccl 7:8 (NLT)
The family and I waited in what we hope to be our second to last line before becoming residents of Costa Rica today.
Let’s see… we’ve waited at the Division of Criminal Investigation in Des Moines for our criminal records, the Lucas building for our birth and marriage certificates, the Iowa Secretary of State office for “authenticating” our documents, the Costa Rican consulate in Chicago for certification of our documents, a lawyer’s office in San Isidro to certify testimony of Tabitha’s birth in Costa Rica, the Registro Civil in San Jose for Tabitha’s application and birth certificate, the police headquarters in San Jose for fingerprinting, the US Embassy for Tabitha’s consular birth abroad birth certificate and passport, and finally, Banco de Costa Rica to pay for our residency and ID cards (cedulas).
I will be taking Friday the 12th off of school in order to meet our lawyer at the Immigration office in San Jose at 8 A.M.
Pray that all our paperwork is in order and that we will be approved without a hitch!