Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ukraine -- Thursday, October 9th







This morning at 9:00am was the third appointment. We saw a file of two sisters, 8 and 10. They are absolutely precious. We accepted the referral and will be leaving for the region tonight by train. This is our last shot at the Ukraine adoption process. We called the orphanage and the girls are supposed to be bright, adorable and wanting to be adopted. It almost seems too good to be true. But perhaps this is what the long wait was all about and the bumps along the way. As they say the best things are worth waiting for!!!! Jamesy is that why we waited 13 years to get married....:)

I'll be back in touch once we get settled. Thanks for all your positive thoughts and prayers along the way. Please keep it up -- this is far from over. I can't believe the friends I've met on this journey -- some here going through the process; some having gone through it and some just following along. Thank you to all of you!!! I wouldn't be able to be here with out your love and support and most of all trying to do this without my husband by my side!!!

It's been a test of strength -- one of which I know I've conquered. The rest of it is faith and hoping this works out!!!

The weather here has been beautiful the past couple of days. I had some opportunities to take some pictures of beautiful Kiev that I thought I would share a couple with you.

Take care,
Heather

13 comments:

The D'Antuono Family said...

AHHHHHH- that is my sigh of relief! Finally! This is the news I have ben waiting to hear for almost 3 weeks! Heather, I am so proud of you for being so strong and for staying positive! I know it was not easy. Your rewards are within arms reach- what a blessing! Good luck meeting the girls! I am so happy for you!
Love- Kristina

Anonymous said...

Good luck Heather! We're pulling for you. The girls couldn't be any luckier than to have you and Jim as parents.

Ellen

Payne's said...

Oh Heather! I so hope these are your girls! I will continue to pray for you...you are doing an amazing job on your own. Stay positive and keep the faith!

Love,
Lisa

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

I pray that these are the girls for your family. The wait has been long, but hopefully (praying) that this is what the wait was all about.

Michelle said...

praying hard for you and the girls!

MamaPoRuski said...

Praying this is the end of your search and the beginning of your new family! God bless!

Matt and Aimee Garrett said...

Hope this goes well. Please update ASAP.

Helayne and Howard said...

Girls..good age..healthy..wanting to be adopted..great sounding so far! Regroup and treat yourself to a facial..those Ukrainians are amazing with skin care! lololol

Anonymous said...

You r in my thoughts constantly - I watched the pioneers volleyball game last nite - it was parents nite - this will be you in a few years! It will work out!! Positive, strong Heather thoughts!! You are strong and can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stacey

cara said...

Great! I pray all goes well, remember to take a snack when you go visit them. We take a banana, chips, or crackers when we visit the boys. It seems to help with bonding. Cara

adopting2fromUkraine said...

Great news! We'll be praying and looking forward to good news when you arrive:)

Anonymous said...

Heather we are all praying for you. You have to be the strongest woman I have had the pleasure to call friend...I know you will be just fine. I have a good feeling about this. I love you and miss you too.
Debcia

soniafilipaservo said...

I don,t know you... and I just stumbled into your blog while I was looking for info about adoption in Ukraine!
But I read some of your postings... Oh my god... You are such amazing people specially you Heather. In the beginning of next year me and my husband will start our own adoption process in Ukrain, I just hoppe to God I am as strong as you are... Once your back in US I would like to contact you trough e-mail, so maybe you can give me some help for my cruzade...
Good Luck and God bless you.
Sónia (Amsterdam)