Saturday was the day we had all been waiting for. It was finally time to get on an airplane, and fly to Volgograd to take Jonah away from the orphanage he had spent his first 16 months of live living in. We left Houston around 4:40 pm Saturday evening and we just arrived in Moscow a few hours ago. It's like a 13 hour time warp, but it feels like the same day. It is a hard thing to explain unless you have experienced it. We are both really tired, but we have one more flight to catch. We are sitting in a little coffee shop at Domodedovo Airport waiting to board our connecting flight from Moscow to Volgograd. We cannot wait to get into out hotel room and just crash.
Tomorrow is going to be a great day. We will go to the orphanage, meet with Jonah's doctors, then after that, he will be handed over to Leah and I, for good. We will FINALLY be able to leave that place with our son. We have gotten way to familiar with the emotions that accompany leaving him there and flying home. We are ready to experience the emotions that accompany him flying home with us. AFter picking him up, we will fly back to Moscow and spend 4 days at the US embassy doing the necessary paperwork to make Jonah a US citizen. From there it will be a 13 hour flight home with a 16 month old. I'm very interested in how that is going to go.
We will be doing our usual updates daily while we are gone. We will FINALLY be able to post pictures of Jonah to Facebook once we have him in our possession, so be looking out for that. Thanks again for your prayers and we look forward to having so much more to tell you all tomorrow!
PS, if we usually text you while we are here, that probably won't be happening this time. I bought an iPhone 4s and was assured that it would work when we got over here. Well, it isn't. Looks like it will be an email exclusive trip. Just FYI......Later