Just when we thought that our plate was full in life, God dished us up some dessert!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Life is so good--for Stas and for us!

We are home! Yeah.
I don't have the photos of our joyful reunion with our family.The Spencers came to welcome us home. What a treat. They took all of the photos for us too. It was Judi's friend Halya who was our facilitator. Our friend now too!!!! Thank you Judi for your help and your encouragement, your prayers and your being a part of all of it. You were such a huge blessing to all of us.

It's great waking up in your own bed!

brothers alas

It may not be the best bed...but your mommy slept next to you

Your last time having your feet on the floor of that orphanage--AMEN!

Halya working hard (until 2am) on the train to get our court decree translated for the US Embassy by morning

Goodbye Fr. Andrew--You were "Number one in the world" or "Number von in zee vorld!!!"

Proud papa awaiting the passport

"Rock-a-bye baby" to by beauty!

Apparently they have heavy stalking laws in Ukraine (or it could be the "draft" jokes--we couldn't understand the prosecutor, she spoke Russian!)

Halya helping to prepare the documents after to court to hightail it out of there to get everything done in a very short period of time so we can get passport by closing and leave in a.m.

First bath----AAAAAHHHH!!!

You are mine FOREVER now!!!
I can't help but cry EVERY time I see Stas and picture the orphans twisted in their cribs--stiffened--bottoms soaked with urine (or whatever), sitting in the communal playpen, rocking, chewing on the crib, crying, cross-eyed... It hurts so much every time I even let my mind go there. I hate it! Can't anyone help them?


  1. welcome home! he is beautiful....

  2. Congratulations, I am so glad you made it home with that beautiful boy! Praying for the others still waiting....