Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Here with Zack

Hi everyone,

We are here with our soon-to-be son!  We arrived here in Cheboksary this morning and were reunited with Zack about an hour later.  As he walked in the flat where we are staying, he had a huge smile on his face and gave us hugs right away...what a relief it was for him initiate the hugging.  After that, it was instant bonding.  We looked at pictures with him and helped him remember the time he was here (he did not need reminding!)  He told Luda (the woman who's home we are at) that he remembered our family and that he wanted to live with us!

After a day of having fun, Dan and I met with the translators who will be with us at court tomorrow as well as his orphanage director.  Everyone is so very nice and it is clear that they have everyone's best interest at heart.  Hope, the orphanage director, told us that Zack has had a specific teacher since 2004 and this teacher wanted to adopt him, but he told her "No" and explained that he wanted to be in our family!  That was great for us to hear! 

We skyped with the kids today and I'm not sure who was more excited...them or Zack!  There were lots of smiles :)

Tomorrow is our court hearing at 9:00 am.  (That will be 1:00 am for all you Michiganders).  We ask that you pray for us as we are trying to prepare what needs to be said.  Please pray for clarity of mind, good rest and that the judge will go easy on us.  We know that God is in control and that His will will be done.

For some reason I can't get all our pivtures to load, so we'll try again later...


  1. What an encouragement! So thankful that your reunion is going well and that Zack is excited to have you there! Will be praying for your court appointment tomorrow!

  2. You are probably in court right now as I am reading this. I'm so glad that you are finally there! I am praying that God continues to bless the proceedings and allows you to bring Zack home with you soon!

  3. Ok Guys - we are anxiously waiting to hear what happened in court today!!!! Let us know!