"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back in the USA....

Hello Friends!

Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. We started our day flying out of Kiev at 5:30 a.m. and flew via Frankfurt into Bismarck at 2:30 p.m. After finding out our luggage didn't make it, my dear sis-in-law Brenda gave us a ride to our home in Minot two hours away. Our luggage will be delivered to our house tomorrow.

It was wonderful to hug and kiss our kids! They loved seeing the pictures of Bella, the country, and hearing our stories.

I am sooo tired I think I am going to fall off my chair. So, will post more tomorrow....

PS - the caregivers in Bella's orphanage assured us that they will show our photo album to Bella every day and tell her that her "Mama and Papa are coming back soon!"

In Him, a pooped-out Paula

5 comments:

  1. Welcome home. Sorry to hear about your late court date... but happy that your family is back together for a few weeks! Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

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  2. Yeah for home! I bet your kids are relieved to have you back. Though it seems there are always more hurdles ahead, the finish line is getting closer. Press on!!

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  3. Welcome home! I bet your kids were happy to see you!:)
    Amy

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  4. I am so glad that you made it home safe and sound. I am sure everyone is happy to have Mom and Dad back! I will call you soon to talk before we leave to drive to ND!

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  5. Hugs Paula & Kevin! I am glad you made it home safe! I am sure you will sleep good tonight in your own bed! :) Im glad that the they will be showing your photos and reassuring Bella that you are coming back for her. That had to be SOOOO hard. Hugs hang in there. It will be a good birthday present in August! :) hugs

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