Somebody pinch me! I cannot believe it, but this time next Saturday night I will be at home with my sweet E. I am still trying to process this...it doesn't feel real. I'm an emotional mess and my sweet Syd tells me "you're crying way too much Auntie"
Not sure this post will make any sense at all, but wanted to get something down as I leave for Russia in the morning.
I would so appreciate your prayers for protection – physical, spiritual and emotional. Pray that God would just smooth the way – going before and behind us – from making flight connections tomorrow to our flights home next Saturday. That our initial time of bonding would be joyful and sweet! That each of the appointments - at the doctor (to get medical clearance) and at the US Embassy (to get immigration clearance) will go smoothly. Please pray for leaving the orphanage – that it won’t be too traumatic – I have been praying for God to be preparing her heart to leave there. And also for the flights home – I know they will be scary for her – the seat belt - the change in pressure and how that will affect her ears – I’m praying that it won’t be too overwhelming for either of us.
I have longed for this for so long! I am so thankful for all of you – I know you have been praying with me for this - for these past four years. I truly see God’s fingerprints all over this – He had so many people praying for Hannah – I thought we were praying her into my family, but He needed us to be praying her into her family in Kyrgyzstan. And all along He intended E. to be my daughter and now so many have been praying for that…. I feel so blessed.