April 30, 2012

I Am Still Here!!

Please forgive me for just leaving you all hanging.  :)  After a very long exhausting flight home, we had to get right back into the swing of things on Monday morning....back to work!  We had trouble with sleep the first 2 nights in Bulgaria and then the same trouble for 2 nights after returning home.  Nothing like lying in bed wide awake when you know that you have to get up at 6am the next morning...ugh!  That's that wonderful thing called jet lag, but no amount of jet lag could have kept me from making that trip.  I would go again this weekend if they told me I could come and pick up my babies. 

This is truly the hard part....holding them, hugging them, and getting so attached to them....and then having to leave them.  Wow...I had no idea it would be so painful to leave.  But Jeff and I are on a mission.  We have completed our I-800 and now we are working on a new form that our state requires for the homestudy agency.  There is just always one more piece of paper, one more form, but I know that it will all be worth it in just a few months.  We are pressing forward as quickly as we can and praying that we can get back as quickly as possible. 

We know they both will need some medical intervention very quickly after we get them home.  Our daughter desperately needs that cleft palate repaired and she has a hip dislocation that will need attention asap!

Thank you all for following our journey, for your support, and especially for your prayers.  It is so disheartening to know that the devil will try to interfere in such a Godly mission.  I am amazed at how evil tries to slip in....even in the Anonymous form.  But Jeff and I know that God prevails...that we are following his will for our lives and our family, and we will not be discouraged, nor will we allow evil to stand in our way.  We are so thankful for such a wonderful adoption community where we have found great support, love, and friendship.  There is no greater joy than knowing God holds us in his hand and he promises to never leave us. 


  1. OH GOODNESS ME... I just had a chance to scroll through and look at your beauties!!! THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL AND PRECIOUS and I KNOW your heart hurts to leave them..... Praying that all your paperwork will fly through so you can hurry back and bring those treasures home!

  2. Glad you got settled in at home. Just a few more months to wait and then you can bring them HOME.

    We're working toward our first trip. Wanting to meet her, but dreading to leave her.

  3. ElizabethMay 06, 2012

    Such a painful part of the journey ...

    I am praying that God continues to move mountains so that you can return for those sweet little ones SOON!! Thanks for sharing an update!