As you can see from the boys' silly faces, we are going NUTS waiting for our little one to join us. It has been two months since we have returned from Russia. Two months since we have held our littlest boy. Two months since we saw that smile we worked so hard to earn from him. Two months praying that court will come quickly. Two months worrying that something might go wrong with the adoption.
We are getting closer to the end though. We can feel it. Our interpreter is translating our documents and preparing them to submit to court. We don't know when that will be but we are confident that God has the best timing all worked out. We will be packed and ready to go whenever we get the good news!
In the meantime, we have all been very busy. Joel has had several funerals this summer and a wedding along with Vacation Bible School, a church picnic, and regular services on Saturdays and Sundays. Clarion had fun running the music for Vacation Bible School, helping with the funeral lunches, and preparing for the coming school year. She has also been enjoying the extra time with her boys. Slav and Sergei have had fun swimming, working on their reading, math, and writing, watching movies, riding bikes, and playing DSI and Wii. All in all it has been a GREAT summer. We are just missing one little thing.......
We're praying that God will bring us back to him soon. Blessings to all waiting families who know what we're feeling. You're all in our prayers.
Joel & Clarion