When I first began Hannah's adoption journey in 2005 I had over 4 years remaining before my Passport expired. When working on the paperchase, my agency asked us to check our Passports to ensure they'd be valid come travel time and I didn't give it a second thought.
Well, that's not the case now. Although my Passport has travelled many, many wonderful miles with me over the past 4 years, it was going to expire in less than a month so it was time to renew it. This morning I joined the ranks of many other Canadians and renewed my Passport. As of June of this year we will need a Passport to even drive across the border to the US so the Passport offices are busy! When I walked in and saw the number of people waiting and the long line to do initial document validation I was concerned my lunch with Sharon might be in jeopardy even though it was only 9:30. Uh oh!
I tell you, I was nothing but impressed by the efficiency of this office and within 30 mins I walked out the door with my renewal submission completed and now I just need to wait for it to arrive via registered mail. Yay! Another piece of paperwork completed that will help take me to Hannah. Oh how I can't wait to get that Chinese Visa stamp! SOON!!! New referrals expected early next week so more beads will be moving. Wheee!