Friday, July 10, 2009

We got some great news this week.... actually it is glorious news !

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.


MamaPoRuski said...

Slava Bogu! That is great news, although short notice! So glad Bulgaria is working this summer :)! Safe travels!

Mike and Christie said...

My heart if filled with joy as I read this. I can sense your sense of awe at what the Lord has done! Praise be to our GREAT and MIGHTY GOD and all his marvelous works. He has called more children to come home, and ordained you as their parents. Oh my, that is so amazing and special. I could not think of two better people to do what ya'll are doing. Praise the Lord for his fulfillment of this dream. :)
have a WONDERFUL trip!

The Keno Family said...

Great news! We traveled to Bulgaria in May and absolutely loved the people and the country-especially one little blond Bulgarian boy! Blessings on your trip. Mary Ellen Keno

smctiver said...

Best wishes to both of you & safe travels on your trip to Bulgaria!!!

soontobemomof9 said...

Praise God! That IS glorious news! I can't wait to hear more about them! Esp. Andrew, as I hope to learn more about what to expect for my little one!

I will be praying for you!

Shelley said...

How exciting!
Enjoy your time in Bulgaria meeting your kids!
At this point, I'm wondering if we will ever get there *sigh*

Shelley said...

quick question....did you get updated medical information/ referral info/photos on the kids with the official referral?