Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Belated Happy New Year

First, let me apologize for not posting since we got home. Next, let me say that we leave in less than a week for our second trip! Our final court hearing is Wednesday, January 14th. Third, we'll be home from that trip in a week from today. Finally, we want to wish everybody a belated Happy New Year.

Our trip home was fairly uneventful (especially considering the events of our trip to Kazakhstan). Larry kept to his word of not eating food on airplanes and didn't get sick once! Once we got home, we didn't stop for quite a while.

We returned in the middle of Hanukkah and Christmas was two days away. We got the house up and running for the holidays and I went right back to work the next day. Within a day or two, we got past the jet lag. The holidays were good. After years of everybody saying "this will be your year," we finally believed that it would be. December 27th is our anniversary and Adam is the best present we could ever hope or ask for. Every day, we look at each other and talk about how much we want him home.

There is a family who posted recently on our blog, and I want to take a minute to talk to them: yes, we are using Adoptions From the Heart. We hope that you get your LOI soon. Please keep in touch. We were lucky enough to have other AFTH families in Kostanai when we got there and they helped us immensely. We would be more than happy to pass on the favor to other families. You should know that Olesya, the interpreter/coordinator in Kostanai is AMAZING. The kids are cared for better than we would have ever imagined. While it is hard to be separated from Adam, we know he is in good hands.

To everybody else, we want continue to thank you for your love and support. Whether we are home or half a world away, we know that there are endless amounts of people and love behind us, helping us get through the process so we can bring Adam home.

5 comments:

Barbara said...

MY DEARS,

HOW I HAVE THOUGHT OF YOU DURING THIS WHOLE TIME. YOU ARE AMAZING PEOPLE. I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR BIG DAY. THAT DAY WHEN ADAM LANDS IN THE U.S. AND YOU CARRY HIM HOME AND COMES THROUGH YOUR DOOR. WOW!!!! HOW EXCITING. IT IS SOONER THAT LATER. JUST KNOW THAT WE SEND ALL POSITIVE VIBES FOR SMOOTH SAILING.
MUCH LUV FROM BOTH OF US, BARBARA AND JOEL

Susan said...

Happy New Year!!! I'm glad you made it home safe and sound, and are ready to go back and get court done-one step closer to Adam being a Floridian!!

Mom and Dad said...

To our dear Larry and Shana,
You certainly do have throngs behind you sending you love and good wishes. You have come such a long way, and, we will all be welcoming our little Adam before you know it. We cannot wait. We wish you an easy trip (eat first Larry) and a happy reunion with your son.
Lotsa love, Mom and Dad

Melissa said...

WOW! January 14th! Lucky day, as that is Jack's b-day and can only bring good luck! (It is Jason and Maria's son Sam's b-day too.)
That is a great omen.
Cannot wait to hear about your next trip over and cannot wait to see a picture of Adam in FL!! WOO HOO.
Hope your holidays were good even tho they were hectic. Miss you!!!

The Soukas Family said...

Hi Larry and Shana! My husband and I are also with AFTH and we are waiting very patiently for our LOI. We had our dossier in Feb. 2008, so we are coming up on a year now! Would love it if we could see you over there, but I think you may be home before we get there! good luck to you! I will live a little through your journey! Colleen from PA