Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What day is it?  

I don't know why the pics inserted at top instead of bottom...  Read below then come back to the pics... :0)

With the Loux's in Palermo.  That's Palermo, Novograd, not Italy.  (The Pizzeria).  Our home away from home away from home.

Papa and Matthew...

You may think we were dressed to go outside.  NO...we were playing in the mud room today (so it's a LITTLE bit colder in there than the rest of the building).  SO he had on 2 jackets, 2 shirts, 1 sweater, leggings, overalls, houseshoes and the hat.

Watching Miss Patty Cake.  :-)

We have been here 1 week (even though it seems like a month).   It's impossible to describe the time warp we feel we're in...but we are SO glad to be here!  God is moving and we see Him without doubt.  We are so blessed to experience His presence.  I see people here and they are so hopeless...without the experience of God's presence.  We are truly blessed.  God gave me this scripture today.

Psalm 31:24
Be brave.  Be strong.  Don't give up.  Expect God to get here soon.

Thank you God!

We had a very sweet visit with Micah and Matthew today.  You'll see some pic a little lower.  We were SO drained and tired yesterday from a whole day away from the apartment.  Driving here, waiting there, from 8:30 am - 10:00 pm.  Then I didn't sleep last night very much.  Ugh.

But one bright spot, we had potato soup with the Loux's at their apartment and then just chilled.  It was so nice to just de-compress a bit.  They've been here since Feb 7 so I can't imagine how stir crazy they are.  There are good days and bad days...

We have ALL of our paperwork and may have court next Tuesday or Friday!  Praise God.  That COULD allow us to be home in five weeks instead of six.  That would be swell!

We had another very busy day today.  What happened to all that reading I was going to do?  :0)
Tomorrow, will be a down day...no traveling.  We will go shopping for some shoes for the boys tomorrow and visit Matthew 2 times, of course!  

Here's a couple of pics of the boys from today...  Misha really doesn't like the camera.  He motions to put it away!  It's very cute...

Be blessed!  We love you all!

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5 comments: to “ What day is it?

  • thedickinsonfamily
    February 24, 2009 at 12:50 PM  

    WOW! What a day! It was great to hear from you by phone. I appreciate the encouragement and the prayer. We too will be on this journey in just 4 short days. I am so glad to know a court date for both boys is on the way. I am praying for sooner than later. I love the pictures of the boys. It feels like we are right there with you. It's great to see you with the Loux's having a good time. It's amazing how the Lord has even provided a good friendship while you are away. Know that you are loved and missed! I look forward to the day we are all back home and are at the park playing with all of our children together.
    What a blessing that will be.

  • Ron
    February 24, 2009 at 7:19 PM  

    Chris & Mary,

    I just wanted to tell you that Matthew and Micah are absolutely precious! Vicki and I have made it a daily event to log-on and follow this amazing adoption process unfold; and to witness God’s perfect timing even in the smallest details. We want to thank you for sharing and allowing us to be part of your lives. Everyone here is missing you both terribly and we’re praying for you often. We can’t wait for your safe return and the opportunity to meet your boys.

    Very Respectfully,


  • schoolmother
    February 25, 2009 at 12:18 AM  

    Chris and Mary,
    It is so exciting to hear that your court day could be sooner than you'd thought. Great!!

  • Meredith
    February 25, 2009 at 9:01 AM  

    WOW! That quick??? I think if you are home in 5 weeks that might be the fastest adoption from 2 locations... ESPECIALLY dealing with a new institution with their first adoption!! I'm so happy for you all :) E-mail or call if you need anything, praying for you all!

  • Gloria
    February 25, 2009 at 10:30 AM  

    Mary and Chris, what an inspiration you are to so many. I love seeing you with your boys and am so glad your court date may be sooner than anticipated. We love you and are anxiously awaiting your arrival back home. Much love, Gloria