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Friday, May 22, 2009

Peace FROM The Middle East

Well, it's getting closer and closer. Miss Talks-A-Lot will be leaving for Jordan soon with her dad. I'm filled with anticipation, anxiety, excitement, happiness and sadness all at the same time!

I can't believe after so many years of talking about this, it is now finally happening! My baby girl is becoming a world traveler! She went to Hawaii for a week last September with numerous family members for our cousins' wedding, she's flown to Florida by herself twice to visit a girlfriend of mine, who has a daughter the same age as Miss T. They were in ballet together and love eachother immensly. She's been away to church camp, now she's going to Jordan and when she returns in a month, we will vacation in Minnesota for my best friend's moms' wedding. Unfortunately, that will be a road trip. A very long road trip. Did I mention it will be a very long road trip?

So Miss Talks-A-Lot and Runs W/Scissors dad is from a small town about 30 minutes outside of Amman, which is the capital of Jordan. It will take them a little longer than 8 hours to fly to Amsterdam, have a 2 hour lay over before another 4 hour flight into Amman. She'll have her ipod on her phone, a mini laptop with movies downloaded into it, her books, but more importantly, I hope she has many hours to just be with her dad and reflect on herself. He's got great stories to tell about his childhood. He has lived in the same house, in the same neighborhood, with the same friends all his life before moving to the States some 15 years ago. I can't wait for her to see where he came from, I can't wait for her to see just how different things are over there.

Now, if I can only get this passport issue resolved! I've had some issues with getting her passport because of an alert my mom put on both the kids when we seperated 7 years ago. I thought I had it resolved but obviously not. I've had to take it as far as contacting my Congressman for help because I seem to be getting nowhere with the National Passport Information Center or the Office of Children's Issues with the State Department. I'm getting very nervous because it is Friday and they are set to depart on Tuesday!!! To make things worse, Monday is a holiday!! If anyone has any advice for me, PLEASE let me know! Keep MissyT in your prayers!

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