Let me say I am not a writer and definitely not computer literate, so when I was asked to start a blog by several people I wasn't sure it was something I would care to do. In my minds eye I could see the red marks all over my papers for puncuation and grammar which I didn't learn well. Then I decided that I would make the blog just a chronicle of dates. Today we got our appointment.... etc. It has become so much more for me.
I had no idea what a blessing, a comfort, and a resting place this would be where I can share all the very deep emotions and turmoil that adoptions create. I didn't know that our lives and our adoption on this blog would become so intertwined and would result in a story. Everyone who has commented I appreciate all your support and kind words, especially in the loss of my brother. God has sustained, comforted and given me a peace that can only be from his hand.
I truly consider it a blessing to have you along on this journey I wish I could respond to every comment but my time on the computer is limited here. Please know that every single one of you has sustained us with your prayers and your thoughts.
I don't know how much I will be able to write from here on out because we are at the end of the beginning. The Embassy has received our fingerprints from Washington. Starting today everything will be moving fast. We go to pick up Lena's birth certificate today about a 3 hour drive from here. Tomorrow I get to take our precious Lena from the orphanage. She is beside herself with excitment. We hope to leave tomorrow evening for Kiev and be at the Embassy for check-out on Thursday. If all goes right we hope to be on a plane home on Friday.
We give God all the glory for every single thing that has happened to allow us to bring home Lena Danielle! I will post new pictures when we get home.