Friday, April 4, 2008

Ukraine Bound!!!

It's official! We're Ukraine bound a week from today!!!

This morning we received word that we will get a favorable introduction at the orphanage if we visit. So I bought the plane tickets. I really believe that somehow God opened this door for us and held the ticket prices steady (and low) for the last few weeks.

I'm scared to death. I've never been afraid to travel, and I've been all over the world. But now I'm scared. But I need to slip into my "project manager mode" and work on train tickets, an apartment and and interpetor for our trip.

It will be a busy week. We want to meet Karen Springs in Kiev, meet Oksana in Simperfol, visit Rimma in Odessa (a two hour drive), visit the kids and Natalya at Staris B. (one hour drive), and deliver a friend's photo album to the Kherson baby house to show the director recent photos of a child adopted from her orpanage, and of course spend as much time with Zina as we are allowed. Whew!

We leave on 4/11 and will return on 4/21. Stay tuned!

8 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow! Amazing. We'll be sure to pray for you as you travel!

Leslie said...

Yeah!!! We're so excited!!!

Mayme said...

Have a safe and exciting trip!! i hope it goes smoothly. Be sure to give the girls hugs from all of us. Mayme

Jason, Erica, and Ashton Reed said...

Yeah! Congratulations! We'll be sure to turn-up the prayers!

Carolyn and Jack said...

Heidi, I am trying to reach you via email but mine to you keep getting bounced. I can't believe that you will be actually visiting Max's orphanage and bringing the photo album for us! This is so amazing. I am fedexing it out to you today. Should arrive tomorrow. In the meantime, can you send me a phone number or another email address? Thanks, and boy do I owe you one. Next time we are in CO (which will be winter) Please let us take you to dinner. All the kids included! :) Carolyn

Heidi & Felix said...

Thanks, everybody! Carolyn, I forwarded you comment to Heidi. She is in meetings today, but I'm sure she will get in contact with you. We both co-write the blog and today I'm running with the ball, so that is why I am responding. We will be looking for your package.

Felix

ABELLA FAMILY said...

We adopted 3 kiddos the summer of 2007 from Kherson...Teremok was where our 2 girls were at and the Intranat was where our son was at. I would love to talk to you offline.
I wish you the best of luck in your journeys.
Hugs,
Angela Abella

Heidi & Felix said...

Angela, wow, it is great to write to you. You and a few others are our superstars! We would love to talk with you.

Angela, Carolyln, Leslie, e-mail us at heidiroge@excite.com for our phone numbers.

Felix

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