This image has been our lives these past couple of weeks. We got news about the progress of our visa. They need a few more documents to complete the process (good news, since that might confirm we haven't been rejected). This visa is based on Eli's possession of an Irish passport, so we need to demonstrate that we are (a) not deadbeat parents and (b) are an actual couple who like each other.
So far, so good with those two items. The first thing they need is a bunch of photos of me and Blake that prove that we are a real couple (images of us skipping through meadows, knitting matching sweaters, etc.). Check. It was a lot of fun going through nine years of photos together. I was on the edge of making a full-on scrapbook, but I held back.
Next, they need letters from our family doctor and Eden's school that basically outline how Blake is an amazing dad. Check check. Lastly, we need to get a couple more documents signed by our solicitor (lawyer) and this whole process will be complete. Thank you guys so much for praying for us. It's hard to press on in ministry when the temptation is to sit and anxiously wait. We feel so encouraged by all of you guys. Stay tuned for more updates!