Friday, December 4, 2009

The Wait...It Isn't Getting Any Easier

Yep, still waiting. Only it's starting to feel different. A little more painful. A little more longing in my heart for this girl (if that's possible).

In ways it is similar to the month or so before you deliver a newborn baby. You start to get a little more uncomfortable. You don't sleep as well. You dream about what it will be like to walk through the door for the first time with your child.

Earlier in the week we received our I-797C (notice of action) for our I-600. Basically it's a letter they send to pacify you and let you know they received your application and it is in process. I've also been in touch with our senators office to see if they can assist us with an expedited approval because of her living situation.

I also found out that the new process for filing the I-600 through the central location in Texas has an interesting twist. After you send them to Texas (instead of your local office), they forward them back to your local office. Hmmm...

So where are we at?

Praying for I-600 approval.
Praying for Mercy's passport (they ran out of booklets to print them on).
Praying for her father's death letter we will need for her visa.
Praying for continued provision.
Praying for Mercy's heart.
Praying that we will have peace as we wait on God's perfect timing.

He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the hearts of men;
yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

6 comments:

We are Grateful!!! said...

Have had you so much on my heart lately. I wish this waiting was done for you. I pray you get the misc. pieces put together and that precious Mercy is doing better while she waits.
Sending up some prayers today.
Blessings, Tami

Sean and Lisa said...

Sweet friend I have no words to offer comfort during this incredibly long wait but I continue to pray for each of you. Your walk on this journey has shined Christ brightly to each of us. You are an amazing woman serving an amazing God!
May God hear our prayers and bring all the remaining pieces together quickly so we can see sweet Mercy in your arms FOREVER!!!
Hugs!

Amanda said...

Ugh. I know, I know, I know.

I didn't realize how similar we are in what we're waiting on.

We're waiting on DNA and subsequently I-600 approval.

We're waiting on MOI exit for a passport.

We're waiting on an authenticated death certificate for his father.

Wierd, huh???

We'll pray together sister. Pray on. It's all we can do, besides trust.

livingpurereligion said...

STILL waiting on father's death letter and passports?!? Seriously?!?

I know this is SO hard on you, Stephanie! We're praying really hard!

~Cara B

Michelle said...

praying and waiting with you my friend.

kayder1996 said...

It's weird how intense the wait becomes as you get closer to the end. While you always think "one day earlier matters", you really feel it during the end. I found it so ironice that I had waited for so long but had serious problems dealing with minor delays that set us back a few days.