Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Getting ready to fly back to get our children.

Here are some pictures that we left on the children's cubbies their at the orphanages before heading back to the USA.

Oh I have so many mixed feelings!! I knew I had to come home and am very happy I did return back to the US during the 10 day wait. Steven and I had been gone for month and seeing the children after that much time was amazing. They looked as if they had grown and were so excited jumping up and down happy to see us. They understood that we did not have their new siblings yet. So what do you do when you have 10 days at home well, for me it was enrolling Elijah back in school. It was enrolling Oksana and Noah in their pre-K school so in other words more paperwork! I also had 2 doctor appointments since Noah and Nicholas had a cold and were miserable with snotty noses and all that comes with it. We also spent time grocery shopping and going to the park and yes laundry catch up. Anyways it was a filled 10 days. Today is Saturday and I leave tomorrow. I am both sad to leave everyone here, nervous and already lonely going by myself (due to the cost and time we are not able to bring my daughter with me :() But excited to go get my 3 babies who are waiting to get out of the orphanage. We left Benjamin, Ian and Ellia pictures on their coat cubby and we had them reassure them that we would be back. Ian was told that Pappa had to go put his bed together and paint his room so he would not return to get him but momma would.

So today I will finish packing. Please I ask all of you to please pray for me in this journey. My mom has total confidence in me that I can do this and I know I can but it is with the belief that I am in other people's prayers. Please also pass ou mission on to others. We are still in need of the funds to bring home our 3 children. We received a quote that it would be 1600.00 for their plane tickets. Our FSP is not close to that. The biggest reason I am going alone is because of the cost of bringing my daughter. Her passport cost and plane ticket would be too much and we just do not have it. We brought our son Elijah and are happy that he did go. It was important for the judge to see that our oldest son was happy and in agreement of this adoption. It was so hard for me to tell Madeline she could not go. She cried but understood we would have had to expedite her passport and that along with her ticket would be too much money for us right now. Please pray that she will be okay and not be so hurt by this.