We're still here and making progress in tiny steps. I called our credit cards and informed them of when and where we will be traveling. I made reservations for our accommodations in Kiev and Odessa. I've started shopping for small necessities (converters, meds, etc). I'm going to start packing tomorrow. Yes, packing. Its still in the 90's here in Florida, so I think I'm safe packing our warm clothes. And speaking of warm attire, Natalyia, I got a pair of boots this weekend. I wouldn't want to embarrass you in Odessa!
We got this letter from Kristina today: Dear Mama, how are you? Today is October already, a second month of fall. I think I will soon see you. I miss you very much. Please, say hi to Hannah and my class and papa and Katleen, my best friend. I am saying hello to you too and sending you a kiss! My English is good. Today I am having a class. Even babushka Lela says I am her interpreter. When Alyona is not around I always translate to babushka Lela. I like to interpret both ways. I love you very much. I will pray so that we will see each other soon. Hannah, please don't cut your hair again, ok? Hannah, let's put on weigh with me and loose weigh with you! I love you very much. Mama, I will read English fairy tales. I like them better than Russian, I give my word for that! Have a very good day! Kristina!
I laughed so hard! She kills me! How surprised she will be when we show up at the orphanage. I wrote her back and told her to start praying and we will see what God will do! Less than two weeks!