I've tried to imagine how this post would read many times. But to be honest, I was unprepared to receive the email confirming that
I read it, re-read it, wept, scared my husband to death (because he was watching this unfold with no explanation), immediately text messaged my best friends, and then called my mom. So here's the other shocker; our appointment date is October 23rd. Yes, that's right, three weeks from today. The realization that this was really happening was immediately followed by panic. I was away from home and just happened to check my mail on my cell phone. With no computer in sight and hours before I would be back home, I felt like I was losing precious planning time. I managed to put in for airfare quotes and check on accommodations from my cell before I got home. For those of you who will be traveling to Kristina's orphanage or who know workers who minister there, please don't share this information with our girl or any of the workers at the orphanage. We want our arrival to be a surprise!
You have been so faithful to pray for us in the past. We need your prayers now more than ever. Please pray for us to find affordable travel options and as we begin to make preparations for our four children who will be staying here. Pray that God will give me a sense of peace in the whirlwind that begins today and will end with Kristina in our arms.