Friday, February 26, 2010

Short Update  

I'm home from my whirlwind trip to Dallas and Austin to get the final pieces of the puzzle (a.k.a. our dossier).  We will mail it Monday and hopefully it will be submitted on Thursday of next week.  Then the wait begins.  

Also...please pray for some dear friends of ours.  One of their fathers was diagnosed with cancer today.  No details yet, but please pray.  God knows who and what.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord...

BTW-- God has done some very cool things (of course) the last few days.  I'll try to update tomorrow.  And we'll go PRIVATE OVER THE WEEKEND.  So get your request for a login to us at  with BLOG in the subject line.  If you've already requested, no need to request again.  We haven't sent any logins yet -- that's why you don't have one yet if you requested one.  :-)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nearly ready to submit paperwork  

I drove to Dallas tonight to pick up some papers we could only get
from Dallas County Clerk. They were taking their sweet time so I
decidedto come pick them up. Then I will drive them to Austin to get
them apostilled (that's a state notary on the notary basically). Then
back to OKC tommorow night (that's Friday). Lot of trouble but she's
worth it. Obviously we haven't gone private with blog yet... But
soon. Frankly I haven't had the time to set it up yet. :-o

In all circumstances...blesses be the Name of the Lord!

Guess What?  

I am holding our i171H. !!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If you think about it...  

If you think about it...  please pray for us Thursday morning at 9:00 CST.  That's our appointment time with USCIS to get our final approval to adopt Ruslana.  We'll post as soon as we know how the meeting goes.  We are waiting for a piece of paper from Austin, Texas before we can submit, so please pray for expediency.  Thank you!

So it's okay to kill them...  

So it's okay to kill them but it's not okay to freeze them after they're dead. This makes absolutely no sense.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Last Document  

We have our last Dossier document in the mail.  We should have it tomorrow.  Then we'll have it all notarized, checked and Thursday it will all be apostilled and mailed off to Eastern Europe!  YEA!!  Then we'll be off to get our girl!

We're depending on our Father to provide the rest of what we need in some way or another.  We know He will do that.  We are SO EXCITED!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Our Priceless Treasure  

We should have the rest of our paperwork for our dossier next Thursday afternoon. Then we'll mail it to Ukraine and they should get it by Monday...then we'll hopefully be heading to get our girl by the end of March!

Our little sweetie has no idea we are coming and no idea how much we love her, but we can’t wait to see her, to hold her, to sing to her, to snuggle with her, to rock her and tell her how much we love her. We have no idea what to expect when we meet her, of course, but we imagine it will be a sweet meeting.

Hannah and Micah are both going with us so that will make the trip even more an adventure! I’ll only be going for the first two weeks (until court is over) and then Mary and Hannah will stay for the final 4 weeks and make the journey home to the USA at the conclusion of the adoption. (Micah will come home with me).

Thankfully, my mom has volunteered to stay with the kids and then to stay on until Mary and Hannah come home to help with the kids. What a blessing!!

He has done great things and we are filled with JOY!

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

PS--we will be going private on our blog next Thursday. If you’d like a login, please email us at with BLOG in the subject line. If you signed up at “A Night for Ruslana” you don’t need to email us again.