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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Last Day with Our Girls-For Now

May 31, 2011
We started our morning off meeting Inna at another office to apply for the girls birth certificates. After that Tim wanted to go back to the apartment and Inna and I were going to go walking and shopping. We had cappucinos and pastries then sent Tim back to the apartment and Inna and I shopped. We found lots of good buys for the girls when I come back. While we were sho opping Tim called and he was lost. Inna and I had a good laugh and went to find him. A few Metro stops later we found him and got him on his way to the apartment. We went back to shopping. We had a nice afternoon and then went to eat lunch. We talked a lot and really got to know each other better. I really like Inna, she is easy to spend time with. We met up with Tim and then we were off to meet Anatoly for more paperwork. The local office wanted some paper that Anatoly could not obtain. There was much discussion and it was decided the orphanage would have to apply for this paper. There is a lot of technical stuff and we cannot apply for court until everything is in place, including our Interpol clearance-which we are still waiting for. They assured us it will all be ready to apply for court this week. We then went to the orphanage. When they brought the girls out they ran to us with their usual greetings and then Victoria took hold of papa and Marina grabbed on to me. We went outside and played in the shade. We tried to sit quietly with small magna doodles. This did not last too long. We ended up in the back again with them running around the building and yelling c'mere to get us to chase them. I forgot to mention yesterday that Tim had them acting like monsters and chasing each other yesterday as they growled. They wanted to play this again. Victoria liked collecting rocks and laying them out and counting. We sang songs with them and used hand movements and they loved this and tried to sing along and do the motions. They were so sweet. We had a great time playing with them. Marina was full of hugs and loves to be rubbed on. They both let us pick them up and carry them today too. When it was time for us to leave they were not very happy. Marina cried and threw a fit. It was so sad. We gave them hugs and kisses and told them we would be back in a week. It was very hard to leave them like that. We took the Metro back to the apartment and told Inna goodbye. Anatoly will be picking us up for the airport at 3am. our flight leaves at 5:30am here but 1130pm at home. We will get home on Wed night at 8:50pm USA time. Looking forward to seeing our treasures waiting for us at home, just not looking forward to the long flights. We have been so blessed this week. We have suffered some big heartbreaks but we are still blessed. We did not get to see Anya this week. Maybe next week when we return. Maybe not seeing her is for the best. These girls are our daughters and we are so happy and blessed to be their Mama and Papa.


  1. I can't imagine having to say good-bye to them. My heart aches at the thought. I am praying for you and them. Much love from Colorado, xo

  2. I'm so sorry you have to say goodbye. Praying the time passes quickly!

    Please be sure to join us on After the Rainbow! We'll look forward to getting to know you.

    Rachel Whitmire
    Post-Adoption Care Coordinator
    Reeces Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry

  3. Enjoying your journey and so saddened about Miranda (do I have that confused) being unadoptable, but I also know that God's plan is perfect...and I have always loved Victoria's sweet picture on RR...such a blessing!


    Stephanie Lynch



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