Wednesday, March 25, 2009

SDA appt April 9!

I am so beyond overwhelmed right now.

I don't have much time to post, so here's the brief recap (hopefully with more to follow--no promises):

Sat night we got the moving truck and made a couple of trips to the new house with boxes and little stuff. Sunday several friends sacrificed their time and their bodies to help move the big stuff. We really didn't have the house packed up (that was the frustrating part to Mark and me) but we needed to get all of the big stuff moved, knowing that I would be able to move more of the little stuff this week.

Sunday night, the sewer at the new house backed up.

On Monday morning, we spent $200 to have Rotorooter come out and clean out the drain--which we had just had scoped in January and knew it was clean. But when the new plumbing was put in, they knocked a bunch of debris in the pipe and we ended up with sewage in our basement. Grrr...

Tuesday I hardly remember as I spent most of the day with a migraine due to too much sugar + too much stress + too little sleep. I did get some good video of the boys at the playground, though. :)

This morning Mark woke me up with "Our appointment is April 9. Are you ready to get up?" At which point all I really wanted to do was go back to sleep and not have to deal with things for a few days. :) :) But instead I'm being pretty productive today (as evidenced by a blog post!). The boys and I are on our second trip to the "little house" and I've been cleaning and dragging out the odds and ends we have left here.

Please pray for our finances. We are way short on the money we need to take to Ukraine. The shortfall will be covered by a life insurance policy we are cashing in--we just need the money to arrive! Thank you again to everyone who has donated to our Reece's Rainbow fund. Your trust in us and in God's plan for our family is so strengthening. Please also pray that I will remember to trust God with our flights and everything else as we try to get all of the details worked out. I will share said details just as soon as I can.

In the meantime, have a wonderful Wednesday. :) :)

25 comments:

Tami said...

Aaaaaaaaahhhh!!! How exciting!!! How QUICK! That's awesome. We'll be praying for the financing... wish we could help you out with that. Praying for your sanity...and no more new house headaches! ;)

Tami said...

Have you talked to Bogdan about the apartment? I know its not in the city center where everyone likes to be, but it is SO much cheaper ($35/night) and I promise the little bit of travel on the bus and metro is absolutely no problem. Especially since you've been to Kiev before. Its well worth it and Bogdan would take such good care of you. Let me know if you need his contact info! :)

Christine said...

Wow! How exciting! We had to beat the clock with funds out of our 401k so I know how stressed out you must be!

Jane said...

What great news. Congratulations. Wow, I just realized how close that is!!!!!

Diana said...

Holy cow!!! Nothing like a little stress and adrenaline to keep you moving.

Good luck with the moving and travel prep! Are you taking your boys with you this time? I can't wait to follow your journey to find these two sweet girls!!

In the midst of all of it, don't forget to breathe.

Rachel said...

Congratulations! Those little girls are precious! I will be praying for you all.

Pi Princess said...

Hurray!! How exciting!! Congrats! You are in our prayers as always.

Christy said...

Wow, things are moving much quicker this time. Congratulations!

Shelley said...

Congratulations! How exciting!
Did you decide to take the boys?

Sarah Halter said...

Wowee!! He has it. Remember all the ways that He's provided everything you need at just the perfect time, both with the boys' adoption and in other areas too. I am SO excited that your girls will be home so soon! We'll be praying for you in the next weeks as you get everything ready to go and as you travel to get the girls - for peace, finances, favor, safety and a heart full of hope, grace, gratitude and trust. We love you guys so much!!

Amy said...

Wow!! I don't know what to say except... YOU CAN DO IT! :)

Praying God strenghtens you for the journey ahead!

Debbie said...

AHHHHHHHHH! What month did you ask the SDA for? Wow. I'm in shock with you but SO excited! With God, all things are possible--you can do it!

Nataliya said...

Congratulations on your date and good luck with your journey! April 9th is our wedding anniversary - a very lucky day!

Leslie said...

Congrats! We're so excited!!!

his wife, their mama said...

WA-HOOOOOOO! I have been checking your blog multiple times a day waiting to read such wonderful news! I am so happy to think that you will be bringing your little ladies home soon. I can't even imagine how busy the upcoming weeks will be, but know that we are praying for you all and sending our blessings and love!

Tina said...

Wow! What exciting news!!! Congrats! (And I'm really, really sorry about not coming Sunday... I know you will forgive me, but my excuse is that we sent the stronger, more useful member of the Witt clan!) :)

The Flying Eagle said...

WOW! I know there is something I can help with - please put me to use! I know you are overwhelmed but try to take a few moments to enjoy it all :-)

The Adamsons said...

Very excited for you! We hope to be right behind you! We will pray for you and for God's provisions.

DoveFamily said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. I can't get over how quick the turnaround is these days. Can't believe you will be holding your precious girls so soon - praise God!

Jenn

Leslie said...

WOW! how AWESOME!!! I will be praying that you are able to make all your arrangements quickly and easily. Having this be your second time there is a huge help I am sure.
Can't wait to follow your blog next month!!!

Anonymous said...

WOw!!!! I am so excited for you all!

Will be praying!

Kristin (Reece's Rainbow)

Julie said...

Yippy! I'm so excited for you guys and I look forward to reading more updates.

Kimbell and Mark said...

fantastic!

Amanda said...

I'm so late in replying ... CONGRATS!!!

Amanda-Adopting Ean and Mila

Missy and Kevin said...

Congratulations! I will be praying for you.