Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 3

Today was an odd day. We got to spend a couple hours with Grace this morning and then did not have an afternoon visit. However, things are going very well and Grace is bonding with us and we have fallen head over heels in love with her too! She LOVES to give kisses which usually involve her tongue :) Our adoption facilitator wrote up the adoption report today and is submitting it tomorrow in favor of this adoption. This is a few days ahead of schedule so we are praying the adoption minister can be located and will not delay signing. Once it's signed, we can set a date for the adoption ceremony in Grace's birth city which is about 3 1/2 hour taxi ride away. Then the rest can fall into place and maybe...just maybe...we can come home a bit early. We miss our kids terribly. We've been able to have video calls with them through Skype though which has helped. Sam seems to be having the most difficulty and told Holly today that he is too old to cry when he misses us. Of course I bawled and then bawled some more today. It was very emotional today as I'm very homesick and knowing that Sam is having a hard time makes it even worse. I almost called Jon's parents to ask them to go get him but decided not too. So please pray for Sam and the kids as well as Holly. This trip is not easy on anyone but this is all a small price to pay for being entrusted to another of God's beautiful children. Grace is an absolute angel and will teach us all so much. I can't wait for the kids to meet her and Holly has told me how much they adore her already when they talk about her. God is so good....ALL the time.....He is good! We also got to meet another American family that is here to adopt a 10 yr old boy with Ds from the same orphanage as Grace. We enjoyed a nice dinner with them and really enjoyed the English!
Ok, now for a few more pictures:

Having a little taste before I bite daddy's nose!

I love kisses from my mommy!


And patiently waiting... said...

I am so excited that things may be moving faster..and yes it was fun for us to have dinner all in English as well! :) Pictures are great!! Have you done any site-seeing yet?

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Envyshope said...

Your pictures are so cute! Hopefully we will travel sometime next year. I know that we will miss our children terribly too! They are 4, 2, and 7 months now. I am praying for a speedy and efficient adoption for you! Take care and God Bless!

Kelli Stever

Mommy and Peepers said...

She's beautiful!!! Keeping you in our prayers. Praying the MO is easily found and you get that anticipated signiture. I'm not sure if you know us, the Spradleys, adopted Maja in feb 09 and hoping to go back next year for "Sarah". Try to relax and enjoy yourselves. I can't wait to go back. Are the buildings still really warm? Don't you love the elavator? HAHA. big hugs carolee


Sarah and Jon,

Grace is so beautiful, and she looks so happy with her mommy and daddy.. Love the pictures.
Enjoy you time there ,it is an awesome place to visit.