Sunday, June 26, 2011
Please pray for families currently in process to adopt from Ukraine. As we shared during our process, Ukraine has been moving toward changes in their adoption process, and we feared closure for many months. A law finally passed and as a result, all adoptions will be temporarily suspended on July 11th. Please pray earnestly for those families in country right now, that God will move mountains and get their court dates prior to closure. Pray that the suspension will not last long so that families can get their children HOME! I cry when I think about the fact that we were literally weeks from being caught in this situation. My heart aches for those families.
Oh my, I might never catch up! Last week was Irina's birthday! My sweet baby girl is 6! How is that possible? We had a follow up last week with the developmental pediatrician. She had not seen Irina in a year and when she walked into the exam room she said "this is not the same little girl!". She was so impressed by how much Irina has grown and progressed. We are so proud of her!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I know this is long overdue! Sam will mark 2 weeks home tomorrow. He is doing fantastic! So many firsts and new experiences, and he takes them all in stride. There are lots of things to like in America: baked ziti, pizza, oranges, mommy's whole wheat chocolate cookies, the dog (he was terrified of him initially, but now constantly calls "Pedro"), the pool, siblings (sometimes;), toys, swings, and so much more!
Hopefully I will do better at sharing now that I figured out how to email pictures directly to the blog!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Daddy has sprung him from the orphanage-forever! Thank you, Lord! I got to video skype with them today! Sam recognized me and immediately got out our family photo album and pointed to my picture saying "Mama-Papa"! I'm pretty sure he thinks both Adam and I are called "mama-papa" like it is one word! You should see him maneuvering around the apartment in his wheelchair. It is amazing, especially since he's only had a couple hours to try it out!
Please pray the passport arrives tomorrow so that homecoming is Friday! It did not come early as we had hoped, but now I will be thrilled just to get them home for the weekend!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I'm not going to lie. I am JEALOUS! My husband got to visit briefly with Sam today. I am so happy for both of them, but sad for me. Poor Sam seemed shocked to see him, and it took a few minutes for him to warm up. This picture made me sad, because Sam is so serious in it. I cannot wait to get my arms wrapped around this precious little guy again! Things are clipping along, got the court decree and new birth certificate. The passport office is on the agenda for tomorrow. Praying things move quickly! I want them HOME!