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!