It’s 5am here in the Ukraine. I’ve given up completely–sleep is impossible. It will not come, no matter how many sheep I try to count. I figure I’ll probably be running on adrenaline all day anyway, so who needs sleep.
I’m an emotional mess. I simply cannot believe that today is the day I finally get to take Hailee and Harper out of the orphanage. Oh my goodness. Honestly, there have been days when I wondered if this day would ever come. I have definitely had my fair share of doubts with this adoption. Not that I ever wondered if they were our children. No way. But I have certainly doubted whether it would ever come to an end. If you have journeyed with me for a while here on my blog, you will know that this has been an adventure where God has stretched and challenged us all the way to the finish line. There have been times when the Almighty God has been our only hope to reach this point. We have faced mountians that I wondered if we would ever get to the other side of. But through it all, He has been FAITHFUL! He has been GOOD!
He has not failed us…He has not failed Hailee and Harper.
Today their new life begins. Today the old has gone, and the new has come.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous. I am! This is going to be huge for them. Orphanage life is all they know. I’m not too concerned about Harper, I think she will be just fine, she’s a spunky little girl. But for Hailee, today may be extremely overwhelming. I am praying that God will breathe peace into her little heart, that she will feel no anxiety or fear. I’m praying that she will feel safe with me. Hailee needs to feel safe–it is something that I know she has not felt at all where she is now. Her life has been nothing but misery.
How can I ever thank you all enough for your love, your support, and your prayers? Thank you for holding up my arms when the journey got hard. Thank you for being my constant prayer warriors. Thank you for loving our daughters and praying them all the way home. I am so very thankful.
Standing in awe of His love for two little orphan girls.