Saturday, December 15, 2007

Oh, the weather outside is frightful!

Four hours until our flight takes off and it is snowing like crazy outside! I think the chance of our flight leaving on schedule is probably slim, but I am trying my best to make snow cones out of this snow storm. My first snow cone. . .at least I am still at home and not sitting in the airport. Second snow cone. . .If our flight is delayed/canceled and we miss our connection in Dulles (there is only 1.5 hours between our flights), maybe we will get lucky and won't have to fly through Moscow. Not that I have anything against Moscow, but if we get delayed there. . say, overnight maybe, we cannot leave the airport because we do not have transit visas! So, flying through another country that does not require a visa would definitely make me feel a bit better about any delays. Why did I choose a flight that flies through Moscow in the first place? Well, the price difference was significant and, after spending a lot of money on flights between Uzbekistan and Ukraine, I needed to economize as much as possible, so Moscow it is!

Everything has worked according to the Lord's plan up to this point so I have no reason to doubt that it will change. If we get delayed because of the storm then there is a reason for it and we will simply roll with the punches. It is actually much less stressful knowing that someone else is pulling the strings and that I just need to trust (not to say that trusting is easy, but the Lord always provides). So, if any of you could spare a few prayers, please pray that the Lord's will be done and that, eventually, we will make it back to Ukraine so that I can cover my sweet boy in hugs and kisses and bring him home to his family forever!

Stay tuned. . .the best is yet to come!


Nataliya said...

Valerie, thank you so much for visiting my blog! Shelley mentioned that you are adopting from Xander's orphanage, but I didn't have a link to your blog, so now I'm so happy to be able to follow your journey!

What a great family you have, you are so blessed! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers as you are flying back to Ukraine to bring Evan home.

adoptedthree said...

Valerie we LOVED meeting you and the kids and johnnie the cat (My kids can't stop talking about your tomcat)

Vitaly adores his hat!! Larry is jealous!!

we hope you sleep for hours on the plane and get Even/Evan as soon as God is willing!!

Dawn said...

Wow! What a journey you've been on and opening a new chapter in your life. That's awesome! Praying that everything goes well and that you have a safe and uneventful trip home!