Goodbye for the last time.

FPD is on his way home.  He landed in the USA about two hours ago and is making his way slowly to the midwest.  He won’t land until tomorrow.  As happy as he is to see our kids (and our house) again, he was equally saddened to leave our two behind in Ghana.  Our GhanaGal…

Red Red.

Day five of seven.  FPD got to spend the day at the school today.  He mentioned to the GhanaDuo’s birthmom that he had fallen in love with the Ghanaian dish red red.  She immediately took him to the market in Kasoa and bought the ingredients to make it.  He was honored.  And, she and I…

And then he licked the plate…

This is my day four of seven post.  In case you’re just arriving… FPD is in Ghana with our GhanaDuo (ages 7 and 5, we decided) to help process our adoption.  They are all well, things couldn’t be going more smoothly.  FPD is in heaven. He spent yesterday at a little oasis in the middle…

Day Three of Seven.

A fun-filled day for FPD and our GhanaDuo.  They got to visit Cape Coast today.  No pics yet, he has the camera, but no computer to put them on.  So, these pics are swiped from the internet so you can get an idea of what they saw.  Apparently, our GhanaGal is quite the photog though,…

Day Two of Seven.

FPD filed all our paperwork at the embassy yesterday.  It seems to have gone well, except for one little snafu.  Our actual I-171H arrived in the mail today.  DISASTER.  Not really.  They told me I could scan and email it to them.  Apparently, what FPD turned in says we were approved (probably because I was…

In the embassy.

FPD has arrived safely.  Thanks for all your prayers!!! He is supposedly in the embassy RIGHT NOW filing our I-600.  Please pray that he got there on time (have you seen the traffic in Accra?) and that he has all the necessary paperwork with no issues or problems. Thanks so much! –FullPlateMom,who would love to…

Day One of Seven.

FPD will be gone for seven days.  Not much to report from him, he’s in the air right now, scheduled to land   in 3 hours and 35 minutes.  Poor guy, all 6′ 5″ of him is probably getting really uncomfortable in that tiny seat in coach.  He plans to text me when he gets…

And he’s off…

FPD left our house this morning at 4am.  He’ll arrive in Accra at 7:35am tomorrow morning.  I remember well how long and draining that flight is.  I’m praying for safe and restful travels for him.  He worked up until the last second, so I packed for him.  I hope I got everything he needed.  It’s…

WHERE IS MY I-171H?!?

The answer is… IN MY HAND!!!!  FPD is making plans to leave for Ghana on Monday to join the Dad’s Party that is already going on over at LH. –FPM,who feels like Seth is already making miracles happen for his friends.

200 posts.

This is post number 200.  In a little over one month, this blog will have been up for one year.  That’s amazing to think about.  So much change, yet so far to go. WHERE IS MY I-171H?!? Sorry.  That’s how my thought process goes lately.  I’ll be talking about something else, anything else, and then…

Promises kept.

If you scroll down two posts there is a link to a video that now holds such a deeper meaning to me.  Providence took a child from his mother today.  My GhanaGuy lost one of his best friends.  A little friend that so many of us hugged and loved.  It seems so senseless. He died…

As quickly as it came…

it goes.  The darkness returns. I’m plagued with doubts that my kids will ever get here.  I feel guilty even saying it, as if saying it might make it real.  The last time I had these doubts we lost a son in  Ethiopia.  I remember these same feelings when our Guatemalan daughter disappeared.  Will I…