Hoping to someday find M's brother adopted in the U.S. -
Myckola Oleksandrovych Markov - 8/26/2003

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Daddy is coming!

Phillip flies out tomorrow morning to go finalize paperwork in Kharkov and get Katya. He has 3 flights totalling over 12 hours with two 6 hour layovers and then an 8 hour overnight train ride to get to her. Please be in prayer for him to have safe travels, and for me and the boys who will be spending Christmas without him. Also please pray for Katya who is going to have her world turned upside down when Daddy comes to get her and she will have to travel on the train and the same long flight to get home.

Phillip is taking the laptop with him (which is on its last leg) so I don't know if I can update the blog while he's gone but I might go borrow one at someone else's house. Or MAYBE I can get him to update the blog -- we'll see.

I have an iPod touch that my brother loaned me so we can skype with Phillip but other than that, we won't see him until he flies home on the 29th.

Please pray that all will go well with the paperwork for Katya. There are several things in Kharkov that have to be done that will take a few days and then they'll go to Kiev to get her visa at the embassy. It is the holiday season but we've been told they'll still process adoption visa's even the week of Christmas and New Years. IF by some miracle they get things finished up early, they will try to get an earlier flight home.

Hopefully we'll all be able to ring in the New Year as a family of 5 under ONE roof!


Albritton Journey said...

So Exciting! Can't wait till Friday!

Healy Family said...

i was wondering this morning when the trip back would take place. i will definitely pray for you back at home and your dear husband as he makes this trip by alone! during our second trip to ukraine in pursuit of our girls I left after court and my husband stayed behind and brought our new daughters home alone~it takes a great man to handle this task!

praying for you daily! sally

Mama of 2 and Counting... said...

It does take a great man to bring his daughter home by himself. I'm in between being so amazed and thankful at what a wonderful man I married and just missing him SO much!

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life; but those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny; and placed among us by God's very own hands. --Kristi Larson