Well, we were waiting this week to see what God would choose to do. Would all the running around and walking in faith land us on a plane home Friday night? Very unfortunately, no.
Today would have required some miracles. But we thought it just might happen. Yesterday, we were able to get 4/5 passports with the (newly required) ID receipts...not the actual ID. The ID takes days to print. So Scott and the oldest went early to get his ID, since we had been waiting on the piece of paper that came on the donkey, remember? It arrived yesterday so they went to get the ID this morning. I thought the ID and passport were a piece of cake. For whatever reason, they would not give us the ID. It's a long story that makes no sense to a sane person so I won't even get into it. The moral of the story is that we are not leaving tonight. We won't be home for Christmas. We are pretty crushed.
In the big scheme of things, it's no big deal. Just a few more days. Both extended sides of our families are waiting to have family Christmas with us. Which I feel horrible about but love that they love us that much!
Today it's hard because we don't understand. Why didn't God display His wonder by overpowering "rulers" here and making people say, "I've never seen that before!". Why didn't he show off? He chose differently, and that's okay.
We will have Christmas later and it will be fabulous! And my God was busy working all things for our good. (Romans 8:28) That's all I need to know right now.