We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. ~Isaiah 64:8

Monday, March 16, 2009

No News is not Good News

Well, the title says it all. The passports for the birthmoms (their required photo idea for the US Embassy-an additional requirement) are waiting to be signed. We were told that they were done and ready for pick up, but this was not the entire truth. Unfortunately, the passport office director was out of the office in meetings all day today, so we had no chance of getting them signed today and thus, no embassy visit.

I wish we'd been given a true assessment of the situation instead of being told the "rosey" picture. It is like having the rug pulled out from under you and has been, unfortunately, par for the course at each hurdle during this in-country process. It isn't really any one person's fault but rather a "perfect storm" situation.

I'd love to say that "maybe tomorrow", but I really can't say that. All I can say is, "We'll see."

If ANYONE has any contacts with the Ghana Passport Office director, we sure could use a small favor! We just need to catch him at the office and get those passports signed. (If you have such a contact, would you leave a comment? Or contact my hubby, if you know him personally.)

We distracted ourselves today with blog posting and a walk to a batik store (closed, we'll go back tomorrow). Please pray for our disappointed hearts....and for a miracle tomorrow. We really, really, really need a miracle.


Kristin Jag said...

I am praying for you....I don't really know what else to say. I wish I had a contact in the passport office. I would have liked to use that too! Praying hard for a miracle!!

Oh, by the way, I LOVE the batik fabric that you are using to carry 'L'(the one in the picture) That blue is so pretty- I love it!

Masiek said...

Oh Kerry, I'm so, so, sorry. I so wanted today to be the day for you. I've been thinking about you all day! I'll keep sending good prayers your way...just remember, everything happens for a reason, and maybe there is a reason you are having to stay there so long (easier for me to say now since I'm not over there yet, right?) I wish you the best and am praying for a serious miracle for you! You deserve it!!
Kasie Mahan

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Zimmerman family said...

We are now following your blog and enjoying seeing pictures of your little one. She is a beauty!! We are hoping and praying for a quick ending. It is weird that it is all taking SO long! Take care of yourself!

Amy said...

So sorry this is dragging on so long... We (specifically Rayna) prayed for you this morning... I hope you hear the news you need soon!
Lydia is adorable -- can't wait to meet her!

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine how torn you must feel, and the great frustration. I pray that God will continue you to equip, strengthen and empower you and Erik as you face these obstacles to getting you and Lydia home and the family united.

"God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all you need, you will abound in every good work." 2Cor 9:8 This is definately a time! Praying you, Lydia, Erik, and the kids will move in grace abundant.

Much Love,