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Friday, March 12, 2010

Words Escape Me!

The train ride was very long!! I had the whole compartment to myself since the other family stayed squished in the other!
Here is the view out my window this am:

Another outside view:

Ah - such wonderful coffee and only .40 cents!
This helped since I only slept about 2 hours total! too excited!

The sign on the building :)

The entranceway:
As I walked into the orphanage I could hear the workers all talking - here is Sveta's mom!
I felt like a celebrity! Everyone here just loves her!!

 Here she is being told about me and the family!
so intent!! She is in the crib because she had just come back from PT and they did not want her moving around too much :(

Here is her response when asked if she wanted me to be her momma!!!
There was not a dry eye in the house!
I only got about 15 minutes with her as we had to run and do paperwork.
But I did get a hug and a big kiss!!

I just had to show this for the other families!! this was at the government building...

This is where I will be very soon!!!!
I am SO exhausted!!
I get to visit every day for as long and as much as I want except 12-3.
I also get to visit in her groupa as there are 4 other families here visiting :) :)
I can not wait to see her tomorrow, without everyone there watching us.
God has graced us with another beautiful child!!!!!

23 comments:

Jodi said...

Precious beyond words!!!

Well, I got what I have been waiting for...you can go to bed now :)

She is so beautiful, oh my goodness!

Zack, Jenn and William said...

Slava Bogu!!

soontobemomof9 said...

Awesome! She is adorable and I love that things are going well for you!

Tami said...

The smile on her face just says it all...

Jen said...

I love her!!!!! Congrats on meeting your precious girl!!!!

MoonDog said...

look how much shes grown!! shes beautiful! congratulations!

Sarah said...

Oh nancy I'm reading this through tears! Amazing! What a sweet angel. We r waiting for our flight to germany!!

Amy L said...

Oh my, she is so precious! I got tears in my eyes just reading your post and seeing her smile!:)
Amy
RR

Christy said...

I am so HAPPY for you!!!! Congratulations, Mom... you are finally there! :) (tell Serge, Marina and Yulia hello for us!)

Diana said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a beautiful day!

babyarnie said...

Oh that smile!! Praise God! She has her Mama and you have your baby.

Kristin Ferguson said...

What a wonderful first meeting! That beautiful smile says it all.

And, about the toilet...I guess my itsy bitsy bladder better get used to holding it a lot when we're over there. ugh!

Kristin

Bergsjourney said...

I am so happy for you and for Sveta! Please tell the ladies that Volva (Dylan) says hi!

Isn't the doctor wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

Tearfully excited and happy for you. She is precious! Kim L

Charissa said...

Awwww...Beautiful!!!

Cindy said...

Bringing me many smiles and tears!!! What a beautiful beautiful little girl!!! I'm so happy and thrilled for you all! I could "feel" your heart racing as I was looking at the entrace to the building!!!!! Hope you are sleeping fabulously tonight!!! Cindy

Sally- That Girl! said...

She is adorable!!! Oh, I can't wait for you to get to know her and her you!!! How blessed each of you are!!!!

Missy said...

YOU ARE SO BLESSED!! Congrats on such a wonderful new daughter!!! :o)

Meryl said...

She is beautiful. Enjoy and give her millions of hugs and kisses.

I did giggle when I saw the bathroom though, brought back memories for sure......

Love,
Meryl, Michael, Eric and Robyn

schoolmother said...

Wow! The picture of her response to you as her mommy is just priceless. It was fun to see the SDA spot again and try again to sound out Cyrillic words. I am happy you are THERE.
Joy,RR

Grace said...

She is beautiful Nancy! I am so happy for you both!

Christine said...

Blessings! Thank you for sharing your journey! What a cutie little Sveta is!

Kerry Shealy said...

I have been dying to see these pictures, and I was finally able to today! I am so excited for her and you and your family! She is precious!