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.


Bill and Christina said...

I am so very excited for you!

Me said...

This is so exciting! I remember these feelings well. Congratulations!!


A. Gillispie said...

Man! I am still doggone excited for you!!! And really? You're going to leave just a few days before I get there? Bummer!

I waited in country for Bright's passport. It was such a huge deal when we got that thing! One of my most precious pics of that trip is of Bright holding his passort the day we got it!

Kathy C. said...

Hugs & prayers

stephanie garcia said...

Such nerve-wracking days, Stephanie! But God knows all the details even while you don't, and everything is going to come together amazingly in the end.

whenpigsfly said...

Just praying that you are able to get the visa easily , and have no trouble making travel arrangements! You are so close now!!