Friday, April 22, 2011

Not depressed

I realize by some of your comments, that you think I am depressed. I am not. Yes, this is very hard, yes, I want to go home, but the Lord has been good and I am very grateful for what we do have. I am glad that I have been able to keep the kids with me, I am glad we are able to stay near the orphanage and the cost is reasonable, I am glad that we are all still healthy, and so many more things. On my way to and from the orphanage, I remind myself of these things. If I did not, then I probably would be depressed. Because at times, since it is the same thing over and over, day after day, it does sound depressing when I write about it, but we are good. :)

Why do we have to stay 3 more weeks?

As far as I know, this is the process. After court we have to wait 10 days, To allow family members to come forward and take her home if they choose to. During this time we cannot do anything. After the 10 days, we have to apply for a passport and visa, which could take up to 7 days, then we have to get a medical done for her to make sure she is healthy before traveling. Anyway, it all becomes clearer as we go through the process. I don't understand it all, so I am grateful Marina (our facilitator) handles most of it. After the 10 days, we will stay here about a week longer, then we are in Kiev for 2 days. Then we will make that wonderful trek by plane with 3 wonderfully behaved children :)

This morning was great, they allowed us to take Kaylee outside, and it was beautiful out.

I tried to take a picture of Justus and Kaylee on the swing, but they both looked silly in all of them.


  1. Silly kid pictures are FUN! I am so glad that it was nice enough to play outside today and that Kaylee was feeling good enough to do it.

  2. First, I LOVE the pictures! :0) They are so cute together! I am glad you are doing O.K.! Thanks for answering about the 10 days plus part. I was confused! Do you need anything else besides pajamas for Kaylee?

  3. Oh how I remember all the emotions you're talking about! IT's a tough orphanage and not at all like some other orphanages there....I remember seeing blogs before we went to that orphanage of people adopting in U and it looked like a vacation...not so in our region! All the things you talk about with the caretakers and all the rules...oh that was so hard! But you WILL make it through and you may actually have fond memories of your time there once you're back home :) It is hard being so far away for so long and staying in such a teeny tiny village that seems very depressing! Praying for you :)