Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Packed and ready

As I was zipping up the kids' suitcase last night I had to stop and smile. I decided I needed to take a photo. What a sweet thought. Two children in Eastern Europe with NOTHING to their name, now each have a family, their own clothes, toys, toothbrushes, etc., and soon to join their very own forever family.
The sweet purple hat for Zoya was hand knitted by 10 year old Liesel.  Isn't she amazingly talented? She did not learn this great skill from me but rather from her grandmother. Thanks Oma.


This is John's niece Heather who will accompany him and Liesel tomorrow on trip #2. The original plan was that I was going to go with Heather but that planned CHANGED a couple of weeks into trip #1, when we had been in the country for two weeks and I still couldn't find my way from the subway station to our apartment!! So sorry Heather that we couldn't have the girls' getaway like we planned, but at least Uncle John will make sure you don't get lost. Something that I could not guarantee.
John promised he would blog for me while he is away, so look for updates. We are all so excited to be together at last!

14 comments:

Larsen Family said...

I pray safety over them and joy as they bring home their new family members. What an amazing adventure. Can't wait to meet them.

Julie said...

oh yay! It's time for those babies to come home! I can't wait to see them!

Marlita said...

Can't wait to meet them all at the airport!! I have some clothes for Zoya from Yvonne.

Cammie Heflin said...

Yeah!! So happy for you guys!!!

Melissa Mc said...

I bet I know who that monkey is for:)

Shelly said...

This is so exciting!! WOOHOO! I'm praying for John and the kids to make it back safely! Praise God!! :)

Christine said...

So excited for you guys!

ErinL said...

We can't wait to see them all but we'll miss you! Just today we were with Sherry talking about how we miss your Serge immitations :).

Kristin Ferguson said...

Can't wait to see the homecoming photos!

Kristin

Charissa said...

Melissa, I'll bet you guessed right. ha. None of my kids have ever owned a harness monkey before now.

Anonymous said...

Wow...that was quick. (from my end, I'm sure from you end it might have been too slow) Glad you are all packed and ready to go. Can't wait to read all about it!

Jan

Tim Rovenstine said...

Counting days, together with you.

jennifer... said...

Hmmm. Looks like you have one of those "kid leashes" packed. Wonder who that could be for? :)

Deb D. said...

WOW! These days have gone by so quickly! I am STOKED for Liesel. What an amazing adventure and trip for her. And something I'm sure will bond her and Heather and the kids in a big way.

This is probably somewhere in your write-ups, but I don't remember. How long will they be there? Will they get to come home soon? Oh, the anticipation!!

And I think it is so neat that Liesel has knitted her new little sister a hat. How thoughtfull! Zoya will look adorable in it.

What a journey lies in store for Joseph and Zoya. Utterly, eternally life-changing. I imagine Zoya will be amazed and overjoyed, and Joseph will be endlessly curious. And maybe they'll be a little apprehensive and scared (?) And now Joseph really can carry a bag out the gates of the orphanage grounds. He IS leaving and going home. And the joy Zoya displayed watching John play with Joseph before she was "part of the picture" is her's for real. Beautifully amazing.

Yep. I'm way excited for you ALL. Can't wait . . . can't wait. :-)