Friday, May 22, 2009

Bah Humbug

I was sure I would have a message waiting for me from our facilitator when I woke up this morning but there was none--and there was still no news when I had to leave the house a couple hours later to go major grocery shopping.

When I finally got a chance to get to the computer here is the disappointing message I found:

Hello Joy, the hearing went OK. The judge did ask for couple of other papers that we are able to get from US Embassy. Alexey will be going to the second preliminary hearing on June 4th. You don't need to come then. We are happy it is moving and we are getting there. God bless, Nastya

I wonder how many preliminary hearings we can have? At least no one can say that this case did not receive due consideration!!!

I am bummed because I was so ready to be jumping on a jet plane in about 10 days. I think this pretty much leaves early July as the soonest we can travel. Bah humbug!

I know, I know . . . I said I wanted to accept however God let it turn out today. Did I say I would do it without kicking and screaming?

Another fascinating bit of news:
Today we received 3 of our kids' passports in the mail: the expedited one (for which we paid an extra $60) and 2 others (for which we did not pay the extra $60) We received no passport at all for Scheri. Instead we got a letter saying something like "since she wasn't born in a medical facility we need these other proofs of her US citizenship" What??!! I have never heard anything about her not being born in a hospital. Even if that were true, I thought being born in the US to US citizens made a child a US citizen automatically. Besides that, Scheri is adopted so I do not know how I am going to obtain the kind of 'proof' they want. I will have to deal with this another day.


NDMom said...

Dear Joy,

I am so sorry that about your dissapointing news! I pray that you will hear good news soon--and that you will be "soaring on eagle's wings"!!

Blessings, Paula hoping to adopt Bella

Alice said...

Joy, you are such an encouragement to me! Even when you are discouraged, your faith is strong and focused. I love they way you rely on scripture for comfort and encouragement. In seeking comfort for yourself, you are blessing many. Thank you again for your faithfulness!

Every day is one day closer to that special date when Stephen will be officially yours. Soon you will see his face and hear his laugh again. Keep trudging along, and keep looking up. Soon you will be soaring.

schoolmother said...

Thanks you guys. You are an encouragement to me! I appreciate you reminding me of God's promises. Would you believe the Veggie Tale movie my kids were watching this morning was about patience--about how long Abraham and Sarah had to wait before Isaac was born!! I think I'm gonna have to watch that thing about twenty times. :)

Mandy said...

Still praying here for you Joy :)