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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Where Do We Go From Here?
Just hanging out waiting to hear back from the Embassy. I've requested an appointment for next Monday so we'll see if they can squeek us in. I won't be able to make any firm plans until we know what's happening with this appointment.
I've also decided I absolutely won't make any travel plans until the visa is printed and has been picked up by Edward. I am not taking any chances since I can't stay in Ghana for an indefinite amount of time.
Best case scenario is that she would have her appointment on the 22nd and it would be printed and picked up by the 26th. I would probably then try to depart on the 31st and return on the 4th or 5th...alot depends on ticket prices and what they would cost on such short notice. If they are too high I may have to wait a week (which I'm guessing would be the longest of my life). If we don't get the visa appointment by next week and we end up running into the following week there may be a whole different plan.
I have to admit when I actually laid my eyes on the scan of her passport it was the most glorious moment! I wanted to print it out and frame it. I'm certain it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.
I wonder what it will be like to see her again? How much has she grown? Will she be as excited as I am? Will it be difficult for her to say goodbye? I can't wait to wrap my arms around her and tell her how much I have missed her and that she will be loved forever.
Faith is BELIEVING the Word of God and acting on it no matter how I feel, believing that God will bring a good result.
Faith is not a belief that everything will turn out to please us; rather it is the confidence that no matter how things turn out, God will somehow use the events in our days for His glory and for our good.
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
Faith is being willing to trust God - turning your hopes and problems over to Him and trusting in His wisdom - and knowing that somehow everything will turn out for the best. No matter how difficult or dark things become, there is always a light.
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God.
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.