We have been home one week today! I am sorry for the lack of posts. After our last trip, we both jumped back into life and a busy…but good week!
We have been greeted by congratulations, big hugs and smile after smile this week! To see so many people share in our joy and God’s gifts to our family has been amazing! To be this close to finally having our girls home is amazing. We continue to pray though and I don’t think we will feel complete peace until we land in the USA with our daughters in tow. I miss them so much. I can’t wait to hold them, teach them and show them my love everyday. We have told our girls that we love them and they call us mom and dad in Russian, but we are very aware that love and being their parents is not something they can understand. They need us to demonstrate our love daily in their lives and they need us to live out being their parents. Anyway…all back to the point of my post…our COUNTDOWN!
We got our official travel schedule so now we are working on another business VISA (we used up our dual entry business visa on our last unplanned trip) and tickets!
Here is our tentative schedule:
August 11 – leave US, arrive in Moscow on August 12 (early)
August 12 – leave Moscow and on August 12 (evening) – arrive in Kaliningrad
August 13 – visit the girls at the orphanage one last time before “picking them up”
August 14 – pick up girls, pick up their birth certificates and adoption certificates
August 15 – pick up girls’ passports
August 15 (evening) – leave Kaliningrad, arrive in Moscow
August 16 – medical for the girls, submit documents to the US Embassy
August 17 – US Embassy interview
August 18 – leave Moscow, arrive in US
So…August 18th…two months after the really, hard and devastating day in court and we will be home with our girls! We continue to praise God!