I assume I will have plenty of time in Moscow to document what the past 24 hours has been like for us. The short version is that Justin will be home the afternoon of the 14th and Boston and I are braving Moscow alone. I am grateful for many things. Grateful for Justin’s father’s condition being stable. Grateful for amazing ladies that help us in Russia. Grateful for an unknown Russian-American in Miami that helped with flights until 3:00 a.m. Grateful for other adoptive families at the VMI who lend a helping hand and a delicious banana split to help take my mind off the task at hand. Grateful for a husband who is brave enough to make the right decision even though it was very difficult for him. Grateful for the prayers that are being sent our way.
I wish I had time to email each person that has volunteered to help in some way. B and I leave Vlad at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning and there is still a lot to be done. Thank you for the offers to help with the children, drive to airports, pray, anything we need. Knowing that we have so many people who are willing to help in our time of need makes a very difficult situation manageable.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
The next update will be from Moscow. Hard to say goodbye to a place that has such a special place in our heart but grateful to be one step closer to home!