(Make sure you scroll to bottom of the blog to pause the music to hear the excitement and SCREAMS in the video!!! : ))
(OK... after trying to get this video to load for 2 hours... I am giving up.... I am SO sad that I can't get it to load.. I tried LOTS of things... using several recommendations of downsizing it.. etc... and it still won't load... I'm assuming it's Kaz. internet... or the fact that I'm not techy... but, regardless... I am giving up... for now.. can anyone reading this email me some tips? )
(They screamed and ran and SCREAMED loud and jumped and threw themselves into our arms... they hugged and kissed and hugged and kissed us...over and over and over! )
YES! You heard correctly... Faith said to me... Mama, can we go home now? ;) yes... that's a tear jerker!!After about 3 minutes... Grace put both her hands on both my cheeks... and after I kissed her said, "Mama, I LOVE YOU!" (In English... as plain as day!)
They remembered us... and it was a GRAND day! The Lord kept them... and I have NO doubt he was rocking them everynight for me! :)
The caregivers said they have cried and waited on us... she used the word "cried!" We had a GREAT day with them... as you can imagine.
Here are a few pictures:
|LOL! Grace LOVED the sunglasses that we brought... and she LOVED it when I put on Faith's!! :) |
This girl was SO excited to see us.. and just grinned HUGE the entire time! :)
|My precious Faith... :) Goodness I sure love these babies... My heart comletley melted into when she said to me... "Mama, Can we go home now?" Awe.....|
|Grace... This baby is incredible! She did not forget ONE word of English... and was quick to say it all and show us that she knew it!! :) She continues to amaze me... We are SO SO SO very blessed!|
|I just had to include this one... Grace.. You are such a CUTIE! :)|
|An attempt at a family picture of all 4 of us... an attempt!|
|WOW! They were so excited with the new shoes, hair bow, and cute girl stuff that I brought! It's amazing how excited they are at the smallest things...|
Let me just tell you that while we were gone.... (and we weren't gone that long) Winter has definitly arrived. It's colder than you can even imagine.. I mean COLD.. Right now it's -24 degrees F. That's COLD! I know we said before that we've never felt temps. so cold.. but, we continue to be amazed... they were correct when they said that it wasn't really cold yet... oh my goodness! It's beyond cold!
It physically hurts to breath the air in... your chest hurts after a few breaths.... IT'S COLD!
We have court in the morning (Jan. 6th) @ 11:00 am... so that will be Jan. 5th (Wed) night at 11 PM for most of you!
PLEASE say a prayer and think of us....
I have so many things to post and tell all of you about.... finding the time and energy to type it all out... but, for now we have to focus on tomorrow....
we're praying that tomorrow will be it... and that the judge will be so moved that she'll make a decision tomorrow and not make us have a 3rd court date of Jan. 11th. The lawyer says this is definilty possible. Please trust God with us that his will will be completed!
(and that somehow - someway there will be a HUGE miracle and she'll waive the waiting time after court... so we don't have to leave the girls here again and come back for them!)
Thanks for the love, support, and prayers... maybe by this time tomorrow... we'll be officially the parents of 4 precious girls!! Thank you Lord for you amazing favor tomorrow!!!
Night from Pavlodar!
(please email video posting tips... I'm so sad that it would load.. :( )