. . . .and we can FINALLY see it! A LOT has happened since my last update, so much that I'm not even going to attempt to include it all in one post. But here are the highlights:
On June 4th, we received the official referral of our third little Ladybug! We also received our travel dates to visit Ladybug #3 and to bring Lily and Alayna home!! We have since booked our tickets and will be boarding a plane to Bulgaria on July 23rd!
We will spend our first week (July 26-30) visiting with Ladybug #3 in Stara Zagora. At the conclusion of our visits we will spring Lily from the orphanage (same orphange, same group, as Ladybug #3) and return to Sofia for the weekend. On Monday (August 2nd) we will travel to Lukovit and Alayna will leave her orphanage for the very last time! From there we will head back to Sofia where we will get passports, medicals and visa's and, on August 7th, the four of us (Richard, Alayna, Lily and I) will board another plane. Our final destination. . . HOME!!!!
There is so much more to tell. We have seen our Heavenly Father's guiding hand in this process SO many times over the past few weeks and I look forward to sharing those experiences with you, so stay tuned!! After 16+ months we are finally nearing the end of our journey and we are so anxious to finally have our girls home!