Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We are coming home...

I am just going to state some facts.. cause I know everyone is wondering..
Svetlana was not able to get anything done about our court date.     It is officially Jan. 11th.   There is NOTHING that can be done.

We are coming home... we've spent LOTS of time on Skype and Internet trying to figure out how to get home... when, how, etc...
it was a mess due to Kaz. independence day being tomorrow.
We leave Pavlodar on Sat. morning...   so we'll get to see the girls 2 more times before leaving.  We will arrive in OKC on Sunday afternoon @ 2:00 pm.  (Bay and Brook... we can't wait to see you!)

I will write more tomorrow...  way to emotionally and physically drained to even type right now.   I just wanted to let everyone know what was going on. 
We are ok... we know (even though we are very disappointed) that the Lord has this all under control.   His timing and plan is WAY better than ours... and we TRUST him!   

PLEASE pray for Faith and Grace that they will understand and know that we are coming back soon...

Blessings...

14 comments:

Andrea said...

Praying for you, as always. I'm sorry this is getting dragged out so much. It will all work out though. I am glad you get to spend Christmas at home with your other girls. xoxo

Friends and Family said...

I am so sad. I am giving all my prayers for Grace and Faith to understand that you WILL be back for them. That Momma and Papa will be theirs forever. There is so much love in store for them!!!!God will comfort them while you are away and the caregivers will remind them every minute of the day that you are coming back and that you LOVE them. Huge Hugs!!!! Love Always, Suzy

Kim said...

So glad you are going to be home for Christmas! You can get recharged & refreshed for the new year and all that the Lord has in store! It's going to be wonderful!

Friends and Family said...

Hang in there!!! As you've said so many times, God knows what He is doing!! Don't forget to tell Faith and Grace that they have an Uncle Bobby and Aunt B that can't wait to meet them. Give our girls (all 4!) a big hug from us. We love you guys and we're praying for you!!!

Jill (& Bob) said...

So glad you get a couple more visits with Faith and Grace so you can explain that you have to go for a bit but you WILL be back to take them home FOREVER! Safe travels and stay strong for all of those girls. Prayers for the twins to understand that mama and papa love them and will be back and prayers for safe travels too!

Trudi said...

I agree with Jill that F&G will understand that you will be back for them, that it is time for you to spend some time with Bay & Brook. Perhaps God is wishing this for all of you...a chance for the original family of 4 to digest this all together before the addition of the twins. Time to get their room done, and all those things that would be 1,000 times harder when you have them with you. It will all work out as it should. It always does, if you allow the flow as you are.

Friends and Family said...

Praying for you, Phil and all 4 girls. You will all be together as one family soon. God will be holding F&G is his hands until you go to pick them up forever. I'm in awe of your strength and courage. God Bless.

Lisa Dunbar

Jennifer M said...

I'm so sorry Lanetta. I have no good words of comfort. I'm sorry it's playing out like this, and I pray that you will be shown why it's had to happen this way (not that it would be necessary, but it would help provide comfort and understanding).

Safe travels home this weekend.

Friends and Family said...

Praying for safe travels and trusting in the almighty who knew F&G when they were knit in their mother's womb and knows the plans for all of you. There is no mountain to big, there is no valley to deep, no matter if you are on the far side of the sea God is there guiding and directing. When you are able to write the end of this the whole revelation will be known. Believing that the righteous are never forsaken. Eye hath not seen nor ear heard..... Trusting that all the encouragement and prayers will overcome the natural questions and desires for control and answers. You guys are amazing and F&G are covered.....what a treasure to get to share a few more moments with your first two girls in preparation for their new twin sisters. I'm sure it will be difficult beyond my imagination to leave them behind but believing that it is as you said, in God's plan. Praying for safe travel and looking forward to the 11th of January report! Many updates in the meantime. All our love and prayers and know that God is touched by your deepest emotions.....you are amazing and may you be blessed beyond measure.
Shari

minime0910 said...

I am so sorry that the court date isn't until January :-( I, like so many of us, know how emotional it is to leave a child (or children) you have grown to love, but you will make it through and one way look back and realize that in order to see a rainbow, you have to withstand some rain. Safe travels home. Love, Erin

Friends and Family said...

In the big picture, these few weeks are not anything....just a dot on God's horizen. You can do this and God will sustain Faith and Grace while you are gone. Though you can't see why right now, I'm feeling that when everything is said and done, you will say "Oh, that's why it happened like this. Just like it was meant to be!" Praying and loving you guys! Phillip and Debi

Corinne said...

just wanted to let you know we are praying for you everyday. I DO understand some of those feeling that you must have. We had a similar situation with 2 courts.It was frusterating and expensive. Just keep your faith and know we are thinking and praying for your family and your precious girls !!

Friends and Family said...

I am so sorry Lanetta, but I also think it's wonderful that you will get to celebrate Christmas with Bay and Brook...I'm sure they miss you like crazy! You will have some time at home to rest and get things in order before you travel back. I know that you worry that the girls don't understand, but I think that, in their own way, they do. They know that they have a Mama and Papa now, and that they are loved. What an amazing Christmas gift for those 2 little Angels!

Rose Hughes

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