It has been a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG week. I feel emotionally and physically exhausted and just want this over with.
Apparently there is a new step in the process and the Embassy wants to get a letter of approval from social welfare before the visa can be issued. This is being required for all families now. It is frustrating to have to wait for one more piece of paper after jumping through all of the other hoops. We passed court in August for crying out loud!
It's especially frustrating for us because of the timing. We expected to have the appointment Monday and that the visa would be issued Friday. All of this would have worked out perfectly because we have someone traveling back to America next Tuesday that was willing to escort Mercy home.
It is a much needed financial savings for us having it done this way (less than half the cost of my airline ticket & no traveling expenses) and would be a HUGE answer to prayer. Not to mention not having to go through the physical wear and tear of such a long trip. I do have a ticket on hold for Mercy through tomorrow and I am praying by some miracle I will get to book it. Also, next week is spring break so it would have been the perfect opportunity for the kids to spend time together.
There is still a chance we will get it tomorrow and I am holding onto that hope. I know it's a long shot, but I just keep telling myself that God is able.
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