Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 5, 'Till no one sleeps in an orphan's bed

Behind these cold harsh walls...

...around this aged instituational building...


...down this icy pathway...





...through this creaky door...


...along this worn hallway...

...there lies an orphan's bed...


...where this girl has slept for over 8 years. But not for long!

Her time is up, her restictions have been lifted, her family has come, they have found favor at the SDA, and met approval from the regional inspector and from the orphanage director, her paper-chase is done!
Since we arrived in Kherson at 10:30 on Thursday, lots of work has been done! In fact, all the work to ask for court has been done. There is nothing left to do until court. We have asked for a date for next week and all papers are off to where it all started Tuesday, the SDA. Things are happening fast! I keep looking for that unforeseen circumstance, but it hasn't occurred. So we make plans, Heidi and I. We are pretty sure that she and Jordan will fly home the weekend of the 5th of February! Very soon, Lizzie will no longer sleep in an orphan's bed.
~ Felix ~

5 comments:

The McEacherns said...

Praying for a quick court date! And you icy path picture made me especially glad that we've thus far avoided Ukrainian winters!

Mama said...

I hope you get things done as quick as you're hoping! That would be wonderful! I also hope that things go as quick for us, but I'm not holding my breath. LOL Good luck!!!!!!!

Karrie Millilo said...

We are so happy for you all. Praise God for bringing you all together and you never giving up on your kids. For all you've been through to bring your children home, God is faithful and He will give you the desires of your heart.

The Houghtons said...

I am excited that things have been moving along well. We will continue to pray for you all. The pictures all look so familiar and they make you ache for the kids that are there and need homes. I know the days are hard and long with moments of joy together. Hang on and we look forward to seeing you back home soon.

Anonymous said...

I love to read your blog and this post was really amazing. It hurts too (I know you guys know that all too well) I have not been able to get Nastya and Ilona off my mind since your last post and I wish there was more I could do but I'll keep praying.

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