Monday, July 20, 2009


Today we got drenched.
Drenched in rain.

And you know what?
It felt wonderful.
Absolutely wonderful.

Like a gift from God bringing a break from the heat.
I purposefully splashed in puddles.
I let my feet bathe in the cool refreshing water.

Dennis loved it too.
Oh how I wish Alosha could have been with us.
He would have loved it too.

The best part about today's rain was that it washed away the heat, the humidity, the dust, and the smell.
And it couldn't have come at a better time.
Tonight, we will all get a cool night's rest--- all in time for court tomorrow.


Lyndi said...

Not fair, we didn't get any rain!!! Congratulations on having court tomorrow, that is so exciting!!!

sylsumida said...

So wonderful. It is almost over and soon you'll be on your way home!

mommytoalot said...

You sound so happy, which is very contagious!
ps..wish we had some heat..we've had a very cool summer and lots and lots of rain

Christi said...

Doesn't rain just have a wonderful way of washing the world clean! I love it. Y'all sound so happy, I can't help but sit here smiling while reading your post. Prayers for tomorrow, I am just in awe at how fast all of this has happened. It is so inspiring to see God at work to get Alosha home.

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

I am surprised at how excited *I* am! I don't know any of you, but "watching" your family grow and grow is amazing.
This may seem cheesy, but I sincerely thank you for sharing your "story" with me. (and countless others!) Just awesome. :)
And yay for refreshing rain!!

Kathy C. said...

It sounds like your kids are being real troupers. What an awesome experience although Dennis probably won't remember it for long.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, sounds great. It was 112 here yesterday and it's supposed to be 111 degrees today. You're lucky you're escaping this. I'm so glad you're having a good time.

Missy said...

Isn't rain after a hot spell wonderful?

I'll be anxious to hear about court tomorrow!!

LeFemmeMonkita said...

I wish you all the very best for tomorrow! Thank you so much for showing Audri's picture to Anatoli!

julie said...

I am so happy for you. I'll be praying all goes well tomorrow.



that is really cool that it rained . I love you all

Amy said...

So happy that things are moving along quickly for you! Best Wishes with court tomorrow (well today!)
John is so amzingly funny with all the kiddos... maybe he should return each year for a mission trip to keep these adorable little muffins in smiles!

Thinking of you guys each day!

Big Hugs!

Arizona mom to eight said...

I am so out of the loop, I did not realize you were back in Ukraine, bless your hearts, bringing home another special Ukrainian child. I wish I were there right now, seeing Vorzel, letting them see Kara, I am so happy Dennis can see his old home, did he recognize his caregivers?

Prayers for a seamless adoption.

Ross and Kate said...

That's awesome!

Laurel said...

Praying for a quick and successful court in the morning!

Laura said...

Ditto...sending prayers for a smooth court session tomorrow!!!

~Laura :)

MamaPoRuski said...

Tee-hee-hee! Come to Seattle and you will constantly feel blessed :)! Can't wait to see the Finally Family photos! HUGS!

Joan (Nana) said...

Praying your court session goes smoothly and you will be on your way'' smiling all the way back..

Jamey & Catherine said...

It sounds like you had a lot of fun in the rain. :) Good Luck in court today and we can't wait to hear how it all turns out. :)

Catherine, Jamey and Oksana

Connie said...

After almost 5yrs in Egypt, you know we appreciate the rain!! We were told that is was raining like crazy in DC before we got here, and we had some rain when we arrived. The kids begged for umbrellas - their first! We got them... and we haven't had a chance to use them ;-D

Looks like you guys are having a wonderful time together! Lots of love to you all!!!

Matt Penman said...

That rain felt good. We about had to swim back from Slovansk. It took us an hour to get back and at one point, I thought the water was going to come into the car!

Laurel said...

CONGRATS on your newest son!!!!!! So glad court went well. Talk to you tomorrow.

adoptedthree said...

Our facilitator who lives in Kramatorsk just arrived last night to meet us here in Florida with her daughter. She works alot with the orphanage. I will show her your blog she will probably be ecstatic to see he has been adopted!


Esther y Fede said...

Hello family,
You will be a bit of tranquility that soon will become complete relaxation with a child more at home, what joy of family.
Be strong, we encourage everyone to not feel alone at any time.
kisses from a family of barcelona
pd: sorry for my english is very poor.