Yesterday was a good day here in Guyana. We headed out early in the morning to the Govt. Records Building to start the process for our little guy’s new Guyanese birth certificate. We were told that it should be ready by Monday morning…a lot sooner than the four months we waited for his first birth certificate. We are praying that it does come by Monday. We found out that it will not have his name “Isaiah” on it but it will say “Crawford”…minor detail that we are not going to worry too much about. There is no way we want to send our files back to High Court. We will worry about an official name change when we make it to the States. 🙂 We also had to get a matter fixed on another certificate while we were there…someone in the records department had written the date 2003 vs. 2013…Praise God I found the mistake before our Embassy interview. Thankfully we were able to fix that problem yesterday.
Next we were off to get a Passport Picture made. He did awesome while getting his picture made. We had a couple hours before we could pick up the picture so we decided to go to the grocery store. It is called Survival Store here. It is always interesting shopping for groceries in another country. The cost of living here is high if you buy the American imports on the shelf. We decided to stick with the basics of diapers, formula and water… knowing that we will be able to enjoy the familiar foods in a few weeks. (We would be lying if we told you we were not talking and dreaming about our first meals back home and being able to brush our teeth with tap water) But since we are in Guyana we eat spicy, hot food on hot, spicy days.
Isaiah’s first time in a high chair. Funny how I used to get a little stressed about taking our Lydia or Jay out to eat when they were little because of the wait time…ha! seems kind of silly compared to all of the crazy, long waiting times we have had with this little guy. God has definitely changed our views and strengthened our trust in Him during all of this waiting.
So now we wait for the call that the birth certificate is ready so that we can apply for his Guyanese Passport…
Please pray that all the forms get finished and correctly written by the time of our Embassy interview. Our interview date is set for the 18th, which only leaves us a few days before our scheduled departure date of 22nd. Please pray that we get approval and a visa for Isaiah by the 22nd. We are trusting that He is in control and that He can move mountains. We seriously are so thankful for you guys.