"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
Friday, August 7, 2009
Bella's OFFICIALLY Ours!
The 10 day wait is up and Bella Bogdana Burckhard has a family -- Ours! We are thrilled! Now, we will pick up the court decree next Wednesday and start the paperwork on Thursday. Praise God! After our morning Bella visit, we went to a really neat Cossacks Museum in Kiev. It was cool and rainy, but that didn't stop us hardy North Dakotans! We had a fun day at the museum, eating at an authentic Ukrainian restaurant, and shopping at a really nice mall. I even got Bella two very cute little dresses and two cotton nightgowns. Can't wait to have her model one of the dresses for you all on her "gotcha day" which will hopefully be very, very soon!
Hello! My name is Paula Burckhard. I am married to Kevin and have five children: Elizabeth (18), Samuel (14), Grace (12 w/Down syndrome), Bella (7 w/Down syndrome adopted from Ukraine 2009); and Nole' (4 w/Down syndrome adopted from Serbia 2011) We are a family that loves God and desires to bring him Glory in all we do.
Nole' (listed as Nathan) Came Home on March 2, 2011 from Serbia!
Bella Bogdana Burckhard
This "beautiful gift from God" has been given to us through the miracle of adoption. She became part of our family in August 2009. We are excited to see how God will use this Ukrainian princess for his glory!