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!