"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, August 13, 2009

Yay! What a Day!

What a day indeed! The day started with our dear translator Natasha going to the registration office at 7:00 a.m. to be the first in line when the doors opened at 9:00 a.m. She called me a cab and I met her in the line. From there on--birth certificate registration, new birth certificate at different building, tax id number, notaries, back to tax id office, and then passport application. Let me just say that God moved mountains today! Hallelujah!

What can take up to a week got done in 15 minutes and what can take three days took a few hours. Even the translator and facilitator were surprised and pleased with how the day went! I was able to point everything back to God and that His people were praying! This day was full of miraculous events that can only be credited to our all-powerful, gracious God!

Tomorrow morning will be exciting because we have to bring Bella to the passport office where they will scan her face to complete her passport. Because Bella has never been off the orphanage grounds, not to mention never riding in a car, it should prove to be interesting to say the least.

All these completed details mean -- WE CAN GET OUR GIRL ON TUESDAY AND FLY HOME AS SCHEDULED ON THURSDAY! Praise God from whom all blessings flow....

Love in Him, Paula

8 comments:

  1. Awesome News!!! Don't you love it when we wait for what seems forever and then.... God just showers us with all of His GlORY?! You are almost HOME now!!God Bless!
    Amy

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  2. YAHOO!!! I am so glad that you will get to come home as planned!!!! Can't wait to hear the adventures about tomorrow!!! I am sure Bella will think it is COOL!

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  3. oh paula! that is fantastic news. praise be to God alone for working out all those details which seemed so huge and overwhelming. we are super excited for you and your family and are praying for the flight home... that it would go smoothly (more smoothly than kevin's last flight!!).

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  4. YAHOOOOOO!!! I am so happy for you, CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait to see "gotcha day" pictures and even better, pictures of her at home!

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  5. That's fantastic!! It's about TIME things went your way! You've certainly had a long process. Praise God!! :o)

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  6. Oh Paula,

    I am so, so excited for you and Bella! So, will you actually get the passport today too? I have heard that passports can take a while in Kiev, so I'm curious how long yours takes. We finally got our court date (it is Wed.)and Joe and Morgan will also be able to fly out on Thurs. as planned! We won't be at the orphanage today because we are taking Morgan to the zoo, but you'll have to fill me in over the weekend about Bella's first car ride!

    I can't say how happy I am for all of you and how much I have enjoyed meeting you.

    Jaime

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  7. Paula YEAH!!!! I am sooo glad everything went good. Have a Happy Bithday! HUGS! I hope everything goes smooooooothly for Bella on all the new adventures she will be going on this week! Thanks for the posts! Can't wait to meet her! Hugs

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