Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's Hard to Believe that it has been over a Year!

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year. I need to keep up with this blog stuff. I can't believe how everyday just blows by and we need to start remembering some of the important daily occurrences in our lives. I'm going to keep up with this, because if I don't it will all be a blur. While in Ukraine and waiting, it was so easy to sit down and write about the day. Now, it is the effort because of our busy, daily lives. But, it will be so worth it to be able to reflect on our beautiful daughters daily activities.

The girls are doing fantastic. Thank God for blogs. I wouldn't know where I was a year ago without this fantastic blog. For those of you just getting started, it is so critical that you document this journey from the start and I can't think of a better way to do it. Now that the girls speak perfect English, this is something that they have enjoyed reflecting on. A year ago today, I was waiting for my adoption hearing and waiting for our girls.

I have become friends with our wonderful facilitator, Nina. She is definitely magical in her way of getting things accomplished with adoption. Don't get me wrong -- there was nothing easy about this process. However, I am a controlling person and I had to give it all up to my Nina to work her magic. That's a tough thing to do. I put all of my faith in her that she was going to see this to the end and that we would bring our beautiful daughters home. And a year later, here we are with Ana and Dasha.

The unfortunate part is that they are so American. They don't even want to speak Russian to each other. We really don't want them to forget their heritage or their beautiful language. We still try to quiz them on some words just to keep them sharp with Russian.

For those of you out there that are in the midst of your journey -- don't give up! Keep the faith and things will come your way based on your hard work and perseverance.


adopting2fromUkraine said...

Hi Heather,

So glad to hear that things have gone well and you are all doing good.
Can you believe we went back for a second time this last summer? We now have two 13yo girls!

Hope things continue to go well,
(Ann Glazener's friend)

adoptedthree said...

Was your Nina the "bestNina"? If so she is wonderful and was there for all three of my adoptions as well either as a friend or translator!