Passport rejected

USpassport_rejected

DD’s passport was rejected this morning by the U.S. Passport Agency. The reason:

Her dad forgot to put in her date of birth one the form and left that field blank.

What are the odds that the form went through five pairs of eyes and not one of us caught it until it got to the passport agency? I feel this was not meant to be. I am a firm believer in that. When something like this happens, I step back and don’t move forward with the original plan. I was surprised to hear my daughter basically said the same thing. She has now changed her mind for good and will wait until next summer to go to Greece.

When I emailed her dad to inform him that the passport was rejected and why, he got so upset. I would have respected him more if he would have just called me a liar. It wasn’t until later this afternoon when he pulled out his copy and realized I was telling the truth. It was at that time when he emailed to tell me when he’s wrong, he’s wrong.

He told me he has an another appointment he set up at the American Embassy to get the paperwork notarized again and will send it to me. However,  I did not tell him that she won’t be going. He will find out soon enough.

What is even more strange about this entire situation is that my daughter’s cousin texted her and asked her if she wanted to go to California for a visit. She said her mother will buy the airline ticket if she would like to go. Keep in mind her cousin did not even know she was planning a trip to Greece, much less know that her passport was rejected. My daughter has only been in communication with her cousin for only three weeks in the last three years.

So of course, my daughter jumped at the chance to go. I called my cousin and sure enough she has already been looking for airline tickets.

This entire situation seems so strange to me. I don’t know what to make out of it. What do you think?

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