Friday, October 9, 2009

2 Outta 4 Ain't Bad...

...but it isn't that good either! Remaining needed paperwork:

Birth certificate...check! In hand.

Relinquishment...check! In hand.

Dad's death certificate...check. In hand. Oops...there's an error with the name. Uncheck.

Adoption Decree...nope. We were told it would be ready today, but no dice.

It's been five full weeks since we passed court in Ghana so we are really at a loss as to why we don't have the decree. The weeks drag by waiting for this silly paperwork that is separating us from our daughter. I wonder what Mercy is thinking and if she worries I'm never coming back for her. I pray her little heart is protected during this season of continued waiting.

I love the Lord because he hears my voice
and my prayer for mercy.
Because he bends down to listen,
I will pray as long as I have breath!
Psalm 116:1-2

9 comments:

Kathy C. said...

Hoping you have papers in hand soon. Have to admit--it's much quicker than Haiti.

Sean and Lisa said...

Oh sweet friend...praying for the remaining paperwork...for Mercy's heart to be protected and for her to KNOW she is loved and has a home and a family waiting for her....and for you, sweet one, as you wait, and wait, and wait. May God wrap His loving, merciful arms tightly around you today and whisper encouragement to your heart.
Praying, praying, praying.....

Tracy said...

Hi Stephanie!
Sorry I have been so silent lately. I am praying for you that all the rest of your paperwork comes back soon and that you will soon be on a jet plane going to get Mercy.

Hugs,
Tracy

The Gang's Momma said...

Love the new look here :) Very snazzy. And praying for the final checks to come through - it's so draining, I'm sure. Can't wait to see what God will do this week!

Lena Wright said...

looking snazzy around these parts lately!

Praying for your paperwork...and your heart and your lil girl too.

Proverbs31Wife said...

I just love the name Mercy... We are in the same boat as you... been about 3wks since we passed court... and nothing is in our hands. I think it is so awesome that you have been there so spend time with your daughter. We aren't able to do that. But I imagine it would be a priceless experience. God be with your papers!

mama bear said...

Praying for you. The verse you posted is PERFECT for little Mercy and your situation. I hope you have good news very soon.

Greg's Wife said...

Boy, I really can't wait for this season to pass! I love Mercy's sweet little face, and I can't wait to see her smiling in your home where she belongs! Lord, please get these papers ready soon!

Katy said...

I am praying for your paperwork and other adoption needs, and especially for you and Mercy's hearts as you wait. Love you friend!