"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

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Not Our Will....

Today was a hard day....our court date will not be until July 28th. :(

I guess when our Facilitator and Translator were trying to tell us it is very difficult and different to adopt in the city of Kiev, they weren't kidding!

So, we are flying back tomorrow morning--and both returning on July 26th. After our court date then, Kevin will return to hold down the fort at home. I will stay here for the 10 day wait and then for an additional 7-10 days to do the passport and visa. I won't be home with Bella until probably August 18th.

We are very disappointed and have shed some tears. It was SOOOO hard to say goodbye to Bella knowing we won't see her for two weeks and that she really isn't officially ours yet. Please pray for her to be safe and that everything will be finalized at the end of this month.

We are not sure why this is happening--but we trust in God and look forward to the day when we can share our testimony to His grace and mercy in our adoption journey.

Love in Him, Paula

8 comments:

  1. I know this is a very difficult time. But it will all work out in the end. I am happy that you are able to return to ND soon. I know of 3 kids there that will be VERY happy, not to mention a lot of other people!!! We will be able to see you and Kevin for a short time when we come, and we will have to wait to see Bella some time in the future!

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  2. Bella looks so beautiful! I pray the time will pass quickly so that you can return to bring her home.

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  3. Oh I am so sorry for this delay! I pray the time goes quickly and no futher glitches. It is so hard to understand the Lord's will sometimes. Give those kids at home lots and lots of hugs and kisses..you will feel so much better!
    Love, Amy

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  4. Praying for a safe trip home and a wonderful trip back to get your daughter... I'm so sorry it was delayed, but trust in His plans for your family! It is all worth it in the end!! :) :)

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  5. We will continue to pray for you and your family. We pray that this is the only delay you will face from here on out!

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  6. Philippians 4:4-7
    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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  7. I am sorry to hear that things have been delayed. You will persevere and Bella will come home to ND! Jeremiah 29:11, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not calamity to give you a future and a hope.'" We will hold you all up in prayer.
    Love,
    Clint

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  8. I am sorry to hear of the delay. You will persevere and Bella will come home to ND! God has a plan (Jeremiah 29:11). We will hold you all up in prayer.
    Love,
    Clint

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