05 March 2007
Once again the passport office has surprised us. Despite the fact that they managed to hand out 19 of 40 or so passports 4 days (including the weekend!) after the applications were processed, we've now waited 2 additional weeks without ANY of the remaining passports being issued. We just learned that one of the mothers who was in Liberia last week to pick up her 8 year old daughter returned home without her because her passport wasn't issued! We can't imagine the heartbreak their family is feeling. Frankly, we're getting scared and wondering what's going on in that office. Have our completed applications been buried under a new pile of stuff? Is it still reasonable to think we'll be leaving here on the 19th? We know in our heads that God has it all figured out, but our hearts are frightened and sad. We're praying for a miracle in time for us to book our tickets and leave as scheduled. In the meantime, we're trying to stay focused on the long list of things that we need to do between now and then.