Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

“The paperwork will be ready tomorrow”.  This is like my daily wake up call.  So, if the paperwork really isn’t ready tomorrow I will be boarding the next flight to Ghana.  In Ghana I will be forced to wait until it is ready, which means I have no idea when I’ll be coming back.  I have five children, a business, a career and grad school here, and I have no idea when I’ll return.  There is a curse word for this, but I won’t utter it since this is a G-rated blog (except for the granny panties on my daughter’s head pictured below).

I could write a book about what has happened over the last few days.  If you read back to the beginning of this blog, you will see where it all began, with a failed adoption in Ethiopia and a phone call from Utah asking for help with for a child who was burned.  I walked into Ghana naively expecting this to be easy.  Heal the sick, hug the orphans and everything else will be okay.  This process, and some of the other Americans I have had the misfortune to encounter along the way, have left me crawling out of Ghana.  This process has officially brought me to my knees and it has slowed to a pace where I’m pretty sure I could crawl out of Ghana before my kid’s paperwork is ever ready.

–FullPlateMom,
who thinks being brought to her knees put her in a good position to pray, because there really isn’t anything else to be done.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Well, I hope I am not one of the Americans you’re talking about. I know well the feeling of crawling out of Ghana. I wasn’t sure how to describe how I felt at the end of the process, so thank you for giving me the words. I was naive too and I wish I could still be. It was much easier to deal with.Praying right along with you.

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  2. Lois says:

    It’s a good thing your day has ended better than it began 😀 There is a god, and he loves us all!

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