Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Slow but Sure







After several agonizing days of waiting and wondering we got Olya's passport this afternoon. So tomorrow will be a day filled with running to U.S. consulate to beg for a same day visa, medical, then returns to each place to hopefully retrieve those last few valuable papers to make an early plane to the states Friday. This is still not set in stone, if the consulate decides to play spoiler it could be Friday before we can get visa and then a Saturday trip home if I can get a flight. Right now all is geared for a Friday return. I have the apartment until Friday with little or no back up availability for an extra night and we put our plane hopes in a Friday booking with very limited or no space to squeeze in for a change to Saturday. Please keep our little duo in your prayers that all goes well Thursday to make a trip home Friday a reality.
Not much else to add other than Olya and I keep plugging along each day hour by hour figuring each other out little by little. My counterpart is coming out of her shell more and more as she realizes that 'ol Papa is not so bad other than that he says "no no" a lot! She continues to test more and more with her surroundings and my patience at times as she checks something out over and over despite my most heart felt retorts of "NO". AHHHH, the terrible twos are not halted by orphanage life! I will try to get out a quick update but if all goes well tomorrow it will be a mad rush between Thursday wake up and Friday TAKE OFF. Hope to see many of you SOON.
-Joe


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7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!! She is tooo cute!! I love the video of her walking down the street like a "big "!!! I am praying that all goes well, and the you'll be albe to fly out on Friday. I love the first picture!!! Too cute!!!

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  2. LOVE the pic of the precious piggies! Excellent walking :) Can't wait to see you guys at home - sending lots of positive thoughts your way.

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  3. I have not heard of any family that applied for one in the morning and did not get it in the afternoon. They were VERY nice to us. You will be home on Friday!

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  4. Oh, that smile is so contagious!!! We can't wait to see you both. Praying and praying that tomorrow goes as planned and you both will be home Friday. Love you both!!!

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  5. Dear Joe ~ You truly have a Godly Heart! I Love...how You Love... that new little daughter of yours! I believe this time with her will be crucial in her bonding with your entire family. It's wonderful that you had the chance to go there and bring her Home! And, that Mama got to stay with your other Beautiful children...to prepare their hearts and the home for a new family member. It's kind of like YOU had to do the "labor and delivery" part this time! ; ) I look forward to watching your family grow together. I am Praying for a safe (and sleepy) travel time! Blessings to All! JO

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  6. love that video "she is free"

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