Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Oh my GOODNESS! We leave in 10 days! I remember thinking back in November when we got our appointment date that it would take forever to get here. Life has kept us busy and we haven't been as worked up about this trip as we were the first time we went for adoption. It's kinda like the difference with first time expectant parents and the birth of their second child. You guys know what I mean!

A good example (and I've seen it many times, did it myself even) is all the education stuff you buy for that first newborn, the classical music you play for them while they are still in the womb, the extra safety devices you install around the house. But boy, when that second one comes around and you have that 'been there, done that' attitude, you let all that stuff go! You go from, "Oh no, you got an ow-ie, let daddy put a band aide on it and kiss the hurt away" to "wipe some dirt on it kid and get back in the game!"

And so it goes for us. We were first time expectant adopters. We didn't know what they would look like or how many girls or boys we would get. This time we got the "ultra-sound" and it's a bouncing, 80 lb, baby-girl! Oh, by the way, we've named her Rima!

Of course, the above banter is only in jest. Yes, we are just as excited as the first time and we hear that Rima is ecstatically happy, bouncing off the walls. We do hope for a surprise in getting a referral for another boy, of whom we have not met. I pray daily for Zina to come home this trip as well. It would be a tremendous gift if they waived the one year wait for her. It's all in God's hands now. We have done all that we can do.

We have a little "going back" party planned for this Friday (1/08/10) starting at 6 pm. All of you who can make it out are welcomed. A few of our friends will be here along with their adopted kids. It's Open House style and you need not bring anything except yourself and your kids, we are family friendly. Come out when you can and stay as long as you like. We will have lots of snack foods and drinks. It would be great to see some of my work friends, too! Leave a comment with your e-mail if you need the address. I promise not to publish your personal info. See you then!

~ Felix ~


Conethia and Jim Bob said...

10 days, wow!!! I am so excited to follow your trip to get your precious Rima (and others). Perhaps God is needing you to travel back for Zina for some other reasons :) Blessings to you as you travel.

Kevin and Pam said...

Oh how exciting! I wish I could be there for the party and your send off. :) I can't wait to hear all about your journey. Maybe this summer we can all finally meet when I come out to CO.

Anonymous said...

I am still here!! Just reading and keeping up to date with the kids, and your pending trip back to the Ukraine. I am so excited for both of you. Go safely, pray for a miracle that the Rima and Zina can both come home to their waiting family. Love and Miss you guys!!
Love, Linda Smith

Zack, Jenn and William said...

Wow, it's almost here! I know what you mean about the second time. As we're going through the paperwork process this time around, it's a totally different feeling. We're much more relaxed, and it's also nice to know what to expect, and to know (firsthand, not just because others say so) that things don't always follow 'the plan'! Prayers for God's blessings on you guys.

Ukraine Update said...

Need another boy from BOYARKA... I know a few!

See you soon!

The McEacherns said...

Unbelievable! Wish we could drop by your open house, but Isabel wouldn't like the 12+ hour drive! Can't wait to follow the blog while you'r ein Ukraine!

Christine said...

How exciting! I can't wait to follow your journey back!

Adoption Adventure said...

I thought about you all yesterday and would have loved to have come to your party. I believe we as adoptive parents hold a special bond. Even though we couldn't be there with you we celebrated with you and are praying for your trip. How well we remember that time and we are so happy for you. You are right the preparations for the second "birth" are less stressful but no less exciting. Then the fun of watching them unfold and blossom when they come home. We will be following your journey. Godspeed! Rhonda

@HolisticMom on Twitter said...

Hi Heidi & Felix! Best wishes and God Bless you on your journey!

@HolisticMom on Twitter said...

Best Wishes & God Bless You on your journey, Heidi & Felix!

jon said...

Heidi and Felix,

It sounds like we have SDA appointments on the same day! Maybe our paths will cross. Our blog is www.enelsons.com; email is jill@enelsons.com.


Jon and Jill Nelson

The Houghtons said...

You are definitely in our prayers - you have quite a rigorous schedule planned. It is encouraging to see your passion for adoption and all you do as ambassadors for children who have been here before. I hope time allows for you to see Richard when he goes back.

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