I have waited many years to be blessed with a daughter and she is the best blessing I could have ever prayed for!
Our ceremony was scheduled for 11am. It was very informal and we were done by 11:30. After the ceremony, we found out that there was a glitch that could have presented a real problem. Two days ago, it was discovered that she was born in the capital city versus the city where we were having our ceremony. Since the birth certificate and citizenship papers (documents needed to get her passport) have to be issued in her birth place, if that fact would not have been discovered until today, we could have had delay of a few days. We are so thankful that they discovered it and the lawyer was able to travel the half hour today to get the documents we needed. I am so very impressed with how well our little one handled the 2 hours of waiting. She was a little antsy, but nothing too bad. She was incredibly tired and I thought she had drifted off several times (resting on my shoulder) but she always woke up pretty quickly. Just as she was starting to get really grumpy, the lawyer was back and we were off to the police station to apply for her passport. The police station was very efficient and we were finished quicker than we could have imagined. We were told that her passport should be available for us to pick up tomorrow. I have never heard of a passport being available for pickup on a weekend, but we are praying that is true. Once we have her passport in hand, we can schedule her medical. As of now, we have an appointment at the Embassy at 2pm on Monday. The exact day we get to come home is still a little fuzzy, but we are so close!
The Lord has blessed us beyond measure! Continue praying for our little one, please! She started with a small cough yesterday and she sounds pretty congested today. I just pray that she is feeling better before our flight home. I would hate for her to be feeling bad during our long travel day.
Without further ado, let me introduce you to our daughter. This is Jovana Breen!
I'm sorry that I don't have a picture from today. I was fighting a migraine most of the day and completely spaced on taking pictures. Hubby did take a couple, but his computer is giving him fits about emailing. I will post some of her on her adoption day very soon!