I noticed my last post was November 11, so I think it’s BEYOND time to let you know…
WE’RE HOME FROM BULGARIA!!!! AND…SO ARE OUR KIDDOS!!!!
Allow us to introduce…Josiah Timothy, Katerina Abigail, and Benjamin Levi!
And…what a wild eight weeks it’s been! Now, that we’re establishing a semblance of a routine, I hope to begin blogging more regularly again. There is so much my heart wants to share.
Here’s a brief glimpse of the major events that have taken place in the last eight weeks:
November 10 – We began our journey from the US back to Bulgaria
November 11 – Arrived in Bulgaria
November 12 – GOTCHA DAY!!! This is the day we picked up our children from the orphanage. 🙂 What a special and unforgettable day that was. I’ll share more about that specific event in a future post. But, for now…here’s the final pic we took of the children with the director in front of their orphanage.
November 21 – Arrived back in the US!
November 26 – Thanksgiving!
December 9 – Appointments at the International Adoption Clinic in Charleston, SC
December 13 – Our oldest son got married!
December 18 – Our middle daughter arrived home after having completed her first semester of college.
December 25 – Christmas!!
January 4 – The older two children started school, and the youngest one started PreK, and I returned to work. Whew!
To say we’ve been a bit busy is quite the understatement. And to think…we thought the paperwork part of this journey would kill us…ha! ha!
The children are doing very well with this huge adjustment. Just think…everything they’ve known in this entire world was left behind in Bulgaria. However, while they’ve lost much…they’ve also gained something they’ve never truly known…a family! And, can you believe…only 4.5 years ago, I was a widowed single mom of one, and now I’m a happily married mom/step-mom/foster mom to nine! Only God can do that!
Thanks for all your love and amazing support through this adoption journey! We look forward to continue sharing highlights of our story…even this side of it…with you as time goes along!