Monday, April 14, 2008

We are here!! Long time, no post!!

We are here. We had a crazy flight over. Our original flight turned out to be delayed and we would have missed ourconnection to Moscow so Delta had to send us to another airport pronto last Wednesday and we had to rush through to catch another flight. Delta was great and there's more to the story, but it will have to wait.

We spent the night in Moscow and then traveled to Izhevsk by plane Friday morning. Windy!! Need I say more.

We spent three nights in an apartment with a woman and her mother. All was well. No internet so we couldn't post although our rep did everything within her power to find internet for us. We finally got a couple of emails home by using a neighboring apartments email yesterday.

Court tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Bright and early - midnight eastern standard time. Please pray. We are nervous and will have to go in by ourselves and use the court translator. All should be fine, but again we are nervous.

Our son is wonderful! We have spent the last four days bonding with him and he now calls me mama and Troy papa and he runs to us with open arms and great eye contact. And when he giggles - boy he giggles and it will just melt your heart. Wish us luck!!!

22 comments:

Tiger & Kar said...

Glad to hear you made it safely, despite the crazy flights. We will definitely be praying for you for a successful court date. I'm sure you're nervous but try to enjoy this time in Russia.

Good luck!

Joel & Clarion said...

What an adventure! Blessings on your time in court. We pray that it all goes well. Can't wait to hear more!

Jane said...

Happy to hear you made it safe and sound. Wishing you lots of luck from Texas! You'll do great.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had an adventure. I'm glad you made it there safe. Lots of luck with court and I can't wait to hear more!!
Kathleen

Jackie said...

Rachel- We'll be praying for your court today! I hope when you return to Moscow you will have internet. I'm sure that has been difficult. Hang in there... does that region wave the 10 day wait at all?

ana & russ said...

Praying that court goes smoothly for you tomorrow. It's wonderful things are going so well with your son!

Allison said...

What a journey!! Glad you made it there safely.
Good luck in court tomorrow. We'll be sending prayers and positive thoughts your way!

Donna said...

Glad all is well, been anxiously waiting for you to post! Good luck with court! Keep us posted.

Amy said...

Sending prayers and well wishes for court. Can't wait to see pictures of your little one. Glad you arrived safely.

Joy said...

I have to say I was starting to worry a little bit. What a story. I am so glad to hear about your little one. I will send only good thoughts to you for court.
Joy

Sira said...

I am so excited and my prayers are with you- court will be fine. Max still calls Cliff Papa- and I don't think he will ever say Daddy. Maybe you little guy will do the same with Troy. I find it to be very endearing

Adrienne and Jim said...

Oh your description of your son made me teary-eyed! You deserve to have such a sweet little boy! :) I'm so glad you made it there safely and will pray for a great court experience tomorrow! I'm sure it will be just fine. Just be yourselves and show that judge how much you love your sweet little son! Can't wait to hear all about it and to finally see your son's face!!

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Carey and Norman said...

So glad you are in Iz safe and sound. I've been worried about you. We will absolutely keep you in our prayers for court. I cannot wait to hear that your son is officially yours and that you are in the process of bringing him home! How sweet that he already knows his momma and papa! It does melt your heart!

Mary & Michael said...

I will be sending prayers your way for court, I'm sure it will be fine. Glad you have had a few days to spend with your little boy beforehand.

Good luck!

Ryan and Amy said...

Glad you are safe. We will be praying for a very smooth court hearing.

Becky and Keith said...

3 hours until court and we're praying, girl! Can't wait for the great news! BTW, I found an email from you today from June 9, 2007. Boy we've emailed a lot! Missing you tons... can't wait for your next post! HUGS! Becky

Michael and Carrie said...

So glad to hear you made it and that your visits have gone so well! I love that he is calling you mama and papa!! That is awesome! I'll pray for you before I go to bed tonight!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck in court tomorrow Rachel and Troy! You both will do great. I can't wait to see pictures!

Renae and Joe

Jane and Jim said...

So glad you guys made it there ok - good luck and post picssssss!!!!!

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Kristine and John said...

Congratulations! I know you must have the little cutie by now and I can't wait to see him and hear all about court! I am so happy for you- Yeah!!!! You are going to make incredible parents!