Today is the last day at home for a while. Meghan and I will arrive in Ukraine on Saturday evening (their time). For all of you on central time, Ukraine will be 8 hours ahead of us. Hopefully we will get a chance to do a little sightseeing on Sunday and try to relax before our appoinment on Moday-- easier said then done, I'm sure.
For our family and friends that just got introduced to this process, I would like to explain what is going to happen. On Monday, September 22nd we have an appointment with the SDA (the agency for the government that oversees all Ukrainian orphans). When there they will show us some files of children that are available. I don't think we'll see many files. While we are at the appointment, we pick a child to go and visit. From there we go to the region of Ukraine where the child is located by car and/or train. We have an opportunity to meet the child and hope and pray that it is the child we are met to have. If it works out, we then proceed with the adoption and stay in that region until the adoption is complete. Let's just assume that this is going to work out and we don't have to go to plan B and ask for a second appointment.
The emotions are like the worst rollercoaster ride we've ever been on. Right now, and I hope it stays that way, we're feeling very positive about this working out. It's in God's hands and if this wasn't meant to be, we would have been stopped along time ago. So, I think we'll stick with the positive thoughts!
We will try to post on our blog as often as we can. Depending on where we will be in the Country, we may or may not have internet access.
Please continue to pray for us and pray for the little one or ones we are met to have!
Until next time,