Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 13 - Heidi is going home

We made the decision today that Heidi should go home. There is nothing more for her to do here but wait, and our go-getter facilitator, Tanya, feels that things are very up in the air on the Interpol thing. I will stay in place and work things from here for the time being.

Heidi is taking the overnight train back to Kiev tonight and she will go wrap up her part of the US Embassy work in the morning. She will fly out Saturday morning, bound for Denver to get home to our children. Sunday will be a rest day with the kids and she wants to return to work on Monday.

I just put Heidi in the taxi twenty minutes ago and I really want to go bury my face in my pillow for awhile. But, Oksana is here to take me to church and get me past the initial separation. Ugh, my military deployments aren't this hard, I guess because I'm always the one departing. To say Heidi is my Rock, is an understatement.

Z is still at the sanatorium. You could hear Zina getting choked up when we broke the news to her. She will not get to see her mom this time. Rimma just called and reported that Zina is still crying. This certainly isn't helping my heart, either.

I can't imagine the scene when I take Rimma away for good and Zina stays behind. God, please give me strength.


Kari said...

Your CO kids will be so happy to see their mom! I feel bad for Zina, too. Tell her everyone in CO is praying for her. It will be one big party when she comes home.

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Praying for strength and safety for you all!! Hugs from afar.

The McEacherns said...

Ugh. I saw Heidi's post on the yahoo group board, so I figured she'd be headed home. Adopting from Ukraine is a bit like playing a game with someone who keeps changing the rules and making up new ones as you play... so frustrating! We'll be praying for safe travels for Heidi, quick resolution to all this Interpol stuff, peace and encouragement for Zina, and strength for you. Blessings!

Rolan and Eileen said...

Can you go out and see Zina now? She really needs you. This sounds like one of those BC things where some attention could really help to heal her heart.

The Houghtons said...

Stay strong and call Richard - he could use some comaraderie, too. Wish you guys were closer so you could while away the hours together. Praying for a breakthrough with Interpol.

Heidi and Felix said...

I miss you already! xoxoxoxoxo


Karen said...

Oh Felix! Hang in there!! :) I've got your Heidi safe and sound! :) She is freshening up and then we'll hang out! :) I swear- that lady is the best looking person after being on a train all night! I don't know how she does it! :)

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