Friday, January 1, 2010

The State of the Union ~ January 1, 2010

The good news is at all of our paperwork is at the Embassy in Ghana! The bad news is that we have no passport (STILL!!!!). And without a passport all of that precious approved paperwork does us no good at all. If we had a passport we could potentially have a visa appointment in the next week and then Mercy could come home.

Honestly, I've been angry that we don't have it yet. It's something we should have had MONTHS ago. And now we could potentially run into a problem because Ghana is now in the process of changing to biometric passports. I am frustrated. I am weary with this process (as many of you are).

We went to bed last night around 12:30 am, but I was wide awake at 5:30 this morning thinking about Mercy, the passport, finances, the "what-ifs". My thoughts were was racing. I generally don't let my mind get the better of me on stuff like this, but I find myself waking often at night thinking of Mercy.

We started the process of adoption in the early fall of 2007, which makes me about 27 months paper pregnant. The elephants gestation period is 22 months - the longest of any land animal. At this point I feel like it would have been EASIER and less painful to give birth to an elephant!

Please pray that we are miraculously able to get Mercy's passport this coming week. Please Lord, make a way for our precious girl to come home!

16 comments:

Kathy Eden said...

Praying!!!

Mercy is a lot cuter than an elephant :o)

Sean and Lisa said...

Ugh! I know you are so frustrated and it's very understandable. I am so sorry. Praying for a miracle and for God to intervene and move the right people to get Mercy's passport THIS WEEK!!!!

Jen said...

Oh, I know and am feeling so bad for you all that you are not together. I am so relieved as Mercy looks fabulous!

Leslie said...

:( Praying. God can make a way where there seems to be no way.

Amanda said...

Months, girl. 27 MONTHS pregnant. Sorry, you had a very important typo there. :~)

The wonders never cease at how completely unorganized and insane this process is. I could have NEVER imagined it would go quite as haywire as it has.

They asked for DNA on OCTOBER 19th for us. Our supposed DNA packet has been everywhere under the sun and no one knows where it's at. The catcher is, we don't even need the birth mom to come in. We have her results from a previous child. We just need our little guy swabbed, which sends me in to spastic fits. Something that was supposed to take 2-6 weeks, now ringing in at over two months and counting.

So, the craziness continues.

Kathy C. said...

It has been way too long. Especially just waiting for a passport.

I"m with you--I started May 07. I've been out of ibesr 20 mo! I may have a record--and not the good kind.

Salzwedel Family said...

Its ok mommy... We will get that girl home soon! We just need to keep praying!

-Delaney

livingpurereligion said...

I'm so sorry, Stephanie! We are praying for passports!!!

Amanda said...

Delaney, you are SO sweet. I'm a big fan of yours :~)

DotBlogger said...

Lord, have Mercy. Amen.

Chapter Two Manmi said...

I feel the all-too-familiar frustration of my past wait. I'm so sorry! AND I'M PRAYING for the road block to be smashed to make the way for Mercy's passport!

Hang in there...she will come home!

The Gang's Momma! said...

27 months??? Ugh. I feel your pain. So I'll be praying for you this week, that the Lord's hand miraculously move any mountain that is blocking the way to finalizing this process for you all. Hugs to you in the meantime!

Sean and Lisa said...

Praying, praying, praying for good news from a distant land THIS WEEK!

Tanya said...

praying the mountain is moved! hope to hear good news this week!

Kristina said...

oh how i understand your pain, frustration my friend!
i would never wish to have company on this journey of waiting. I am here if you need me!
Love ya!

Lena Wright said...

Praying praying praying... My mind sometimes get the better of me too. I must be vigilant to keep my focus on God. Or I would snap!

Love you girlfriend and oh yeah, I am praying!!