We will be leaving for Bulgaria on Sat., July 18 to meet our new children, Andrew and Gracie Jane ! We have bought our tickets and all the childcare is arranged ( no small feat with 20 kiddos still home ), we have the finances for the rest of our adoption ( again the Lord has met all of our needs and then some), and we are gathering together as a family to pray and cherish this precious time together before we will be apart.
Thankfully it is only for a short time... which is way different than we were used to with our adoptions from Ukraine. Another very positive difference is we know when we have a return date... and do not have to "hope and pray" for a shorter time in country or a long time away from the family at home. This has been a very positive change from our previous adoptions.
Our timeframe has been amazingly quick ... thank you Lord for this...especially after our last adoption timeframe when we adopted the 5 children. We actually started our paperwork in Feb. for the 2 children and now just 5 months we are traveling.
Finally thank you to all that have helped support us in bringing these 2 children home.... The love you have shared thru your acts of kindness, prayers and gifts have made us realize how blessed we have been thru all of you.
Lord thank you for allowing us to be a part of this journey... one that is not always easy but one that is always rewarding in the end.