Saturday, October 18, 2008

Just Waiting....

Yesterday I got word that my facilitator was able to work her magic and get our approval letter from the SDA sooner than she thought. So, we are back on track for Court on Monday at 11:00am. Once we are through with Court, my friends, the Parker's and I are moving to Donetsk for the 10 day wait. It's not that we want to leave the girls or the town we are in -- it's just not the best or safest place to be. Larry Parker is leaving for business for the 10 days. So, Mary and I felt best being in a safer, larger community. Things are moving in the right direction. Hopefully, there will be no issues in Court tomorrow. My facilitator met with the Judge last week and I would think if there were any issues, they would have been brought up then.

Today we spent some time outside and the girls we telling me about the apple orchard on the orphanage property. I've attached a photo of them looking into the orchard.

The girls don't understand why they can't come with me after Court. I felt so bad. I had to explain that it was the law and we had to follow it. Once they realized we didn't have a choice they were fine. We went over the timeline and they are getting so excited to come to America. It's so hard explaining to them what life will be like when they've had no concept of the things they are missing out on. They've never left the town we are in. They've never been on a train or plane. They have had only a few experiences riding in a car.

It will probably be a day or two before I post again. Keep saying those prayers that everything works out tomorrow.

Take care,



Matt and Aimee Garrett said...

:) This is great watching it unfold. The last 2-3 days of the 10 day waiting period are the toughtest. We leave Tuesday AM for Donetsk, then train to Kiev. I cannot wait to get home. Hang in there!!!! Matt

Chris and Virginia said...

We're following where we can. We're glad you are getting the court date soon. Our prayers are with you and hope all goes well. We have our SDA appointment on Monday and should have an idea of where we are going. We just me another adoptive couple and met their new family member. Maybe we'll get a chance to meet if we are headed your way.

Good Luck

adopting2fromUkraine said...

Best wishes for court! I'm so glad you have someone there with you:)

June said...

Our thougths are with you dutring your court process. Mark & Ann

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather,

Wow, that is great you have a court date on Monday!! Congratulations! I will probably see you in Donetsk since I am coming there from Odessa on Oct. 27, so I think you will just be completing the 10 days & probably working on the girls passports by then!! I look forward to seeing you & your new daughters!!


Payne's said...

Keeping you in my prayers! Good luck in court today - hopefully, it will be quick and painless!


Anonymous said...

Hi Heather, we are following with you every step of your journey. Jim has shared some of the pictures with me. They are beautiful girls. You have been so strong... keep it up, you'll all three be home soon. I miss hearing your voice everyday... Thanks for the great website to keep us up to date and be able to follow along. Hang in there and we hope to see you soon!

Love, Holly & Paul (and family)

Chris and Virginia said...

We hope your court date went well. We understand the internet issues here and hope the lack of posts is due to that.

adopting2fromUkraine said...

Hi Heather,

How did court go?


The D'Antuono Family said...

Just checking in on you! Hope things went well in court. Can't wait to hear from you!
Love, Kristina