Monday, November 17, 2008

5 Days

The time of our departure for Ukraine is fast approaching. Basically, our remaining preps consist mostly of packing issues. We haven't started packing yet, but will shortly. I will be printing off a list that Eric and Michelle posted that they are taking, and will adjust it for us.

I want to thank those of you who are praying for us regarding the Valya situation. All we can do is wait for our SDA appointment. It promises to be an interesting day. It's completely out of our control, so there is no point worrying about it. Deb pointed out in one of her comments that she thought that they would consider splitting sibling groups of 5 or more. Not sure about that, but Oleg says that to split up siblings requires the approval of the siblings plus the local Inspector. Oleg also reassured us that if the siblings or the Inspector wouldn't agree to the split, that we would be able to get a 2nd appointment.

The day of our SDA appointment, Thu. Nov. 27, will be interesting for another reason. It is also the last day for dossier submissions for 2008. If we can get there early, I will take a picture for you and post it on the blog. I will be interested to see one of these legendary facilitator lines myself. I would expect tensions to be high since all of them will be anxious to get their clients submitted.

Our new furniture for the living room arrives tomorrow. It will be good to get that in order. The only furniture we have for Valya's room is mattresses. We've decided to order the rest online when we know when we, or Nancy, will be returning.

That's it for now.

Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.

Ps. 55:12


MamaPoRuski said...

I hear that the facilitator line gets fiesty too! Perhaps a video clip can be obtained! LOL!
Can't believe you are leaving soon and we are STILL waiting for travel news! Go pave the way for us! God Bless!

Ashley said...

I am praying that everything goes well. It will certainly be an interesting day. :)

I apologize that I have not gotten anything sent to you for Grisha. I have not been able to get to the post office. I will send something with the Nasekos family. They will be traveling soon to #4 and have said they could bring something for him. I appreciate the offer. Time just flew by too quickly and I worry about sending it and it not getting there before you leave.

Safe travels! Give Grisha and Dima a BIG HUG from me!!!

Kevin & Pam said...

You will know soon enough. Just pray that the hand of God does mighty things and moves mountains. Nothing is impossible with Him if it is His will. The hard part is accepting it, if it is not His will...

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

I am very excited for you guys!

adoptedthree said...

Those five days will go FAST!

Hold tight and Get ready for an amazing ride!

The McEacherns said...

Just noticed that you're from SD, where I grew up! My dad owns the Little Caesar's in Sioux Falls, and we're headed there for Thanksgiving! Our prayers are with you! Josh & Marcie (A waiting Ukrainian Angels Family)

Michelle said...

We are praying for you guys. A you know, our appt is the next day - we'll be there on the 27th. Maybe we can meet. I have no idea how to contact each other, our facilitator is going to give us a phone when we arrive. If we have access we'll be online.

We, too, want to walk by the SDA the morning of the 27th to get an idea of the "madness".

Sheryl said...

Hi! I've been following your blog for a couple of months.I'm excited for you as you get ready to travel. I have encountered a problem with a link on your site. You have a list of blogs on the left. When i click on one of the first four, I'm not sure which. It opens and then proceeds to rapidly continue to open itself. It has opened itself over 30 times within a few seconds of clicking. The only way to get it to stop is to turn off my computer. I don't know if you know about it or not. Or if you can fix it. But I thought i'd let you know. It has happened to me twice. I'm praying about your situation and I hope everything turns out the way you want.

Ashley said...

Thinking of you as you are traveling today. Praying you get there safely and your SDA appointment goes well. God has gone before you, my friend. You just need to show up. :)

Take care! Can't wait to hear how everything is going. :)