Abe had to fly home to Michigan sooner than the rest of us, so I was alone with our 6 children and my two nephews. At one of our gas stops on our way from Missouri to Michigan, I remember looking at my wallet and thinking... "I don't want to leave my wallet in the van while we go to the bathroom because someone might steal it."
Abe, my hero, made lots of phone calls canceling credit cards and trying to find out what our options would be for leaving and returning to the country. I was worried about the $300.00 Walmart card and $120.00 cash I had lost with the stolen wallet. My identity was stolen in 2001 with $20,000 charged up under my name, so I was worried about mine and my children's identities. Abe immediately signed us up for identity theft protection that day!!
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"
I bought the new shoes and did a test run in them. They felt even better than the ones I had left in Missouri!! My old knees didn't even hurt!!
Canada's Border Patrol
After many, many phone calls, we received news that all the children under 16 would be fine to enter Canada and return to the US with just their birth Certificates. Border Patrol said I would possibly be OK if I bought a new enhanced ID and showed border patrol my receipt. Nathan, my 16 year old nephew, would be OK to return to the US, but Canada's border patrol said he would only possibly be OK to enter their country. My Canadian friend's suggestion was to pray for a REALLY nice border patrol officer. We did!! I had a prayer in my heart the entire drive there!!