It is late and has been a full, great day but wanted to let everyone know that after a few hour scare that court would have to be moved due to notice that the prosecutor would not be able to attend all is on schedule.
Our facilitator is incredible…this afternoon while we waited to meet with the chief prosecutor for this district regarding this potential scheduling problem he said, “we must pray” and the three of us huddled together in that hallway and he prayed the most incredible prayer for wisdom, God’s will, the right words to say, understanding for each party who would have a part in the decision tomorrow…he just poured his heart and humility out to God. A peace washed over that place that was incredible. As soon as the door popped open he closed the prayer in Jesus’ name and approached the prosecutor to request that this court hearing be possible tomorrow. The gentleman instantly agreed and then began to explain to us the court system of Ukraine and all the responsibilities of his office. It was an incredible meeting and he was such a kind and personable man who shook our hands as we left and thanked us for our time.
From that meeting we learned there were a few missing pieces of paperwork for the case and he secured them all in minutes. He is tireless, articulate, hilarious, and a joy to work with. God has so blessed us in leading us to him.
We then met with the children and he shared with them how court would go and what to expect and they were so serious. I wish I had snapped a photo of those three solemn faces in a row, oldest to youngest, all soaking in each word without a quiver. He told them they will each have to answer the questions strongly and be firm about how they want and need this adoption. They smiled, said “Dah!” (yes!) and were so excited this day has finally arrived!! We are too!!
We have a dear friend that I mentioned the blessing of meeting at the SDA office 6 weeks ago tomorrow. She and their new 16 year old daughter, after 3 years of pursuing her adoption, board that long awaited flight for home in about 6 hours. Would you do double duty prayer tomorrow and pray for their safety and sweet reunion with the rest of the family as you pray for the blessing of our adoption of these 3 precious children being granted.
We love you all!!
ps…Today was my first day out among the living after 5 days and I did well. I am feeling much better each day, thank you for your prayers on that front as well!!