Leaving in a few hours. Which means I get to sleep for less than 4 hours.
Made a mistake in the time difference. We leave at 5:30AM which is 10:30PM KC/9:30PM Eastern. (reason: Europe did not “celebrate” day light savings time yet)
PRAY FOR US PLEASE.
PS) We had an amazing day today. Got our visas and went out to celebrate with the kids and our friend Jamie! We actually went to a really cool mall. It had indoor ice skating, bowling, pool/gym, theater, as well as shops, and an enormous shop much like a super Walmart. The kids got to play in a great playground, the kind with a ball pit and so forth. They were nervous at first, but warmed up and had so much fun.
PSS) The coolest part of the day was that one of the girls that worked at the playground- who was really trying to help our “scared to death kids” warm up to the idea of this big playground- grew up in an orphanage from age 8 until she was an adult. She was absolutely precious! Her name was Katya. She is currently in college and working at this playground in the mall. She was so warm to our children. She was gentle and compassionate. She said that our children were “MIRACLES” and that they were BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. She said that she had worked some with special needs children, and she even knew that it had just been “International Down Sydrome Awareness Day” on March 21st. I was so overwhelmed by the whole thing. We got a photo, which I will post later. After our photo, I asked if I could pray a blessing over her (through our friend Jamie). I prayed a blessing over her. She thanked me, said she loved me, and wished that God would bless us and our children. AND THEN with her arm around me, she leaned over and sang, “Our God is an Awesome God” to me in Russian.
Ok, wipe your eyes nows, I’m going to bed!