Monday, May 6, 2013
Look at her now!! She is doing so great!! Our adjustment has gone incredibly well and she has really just meshed so well in our family!! She is pure joy and brings a smile to our faces. The kids all love having her as their sister. We are working with her on holding her own bottle and trying to start crawling. She does great with getting on her elbows and knees and rocks back and forth. She says "dada" and "baba" trying to get her to sign mama, more and please. We are truly blessed to have her in our family! We want to say a huge thanky ou to everyone who helped us get Jocie home and into a family! It's hard to imagine what life would be like without her in it and i don't want to imagine what her life would be like!! It's hard to go back to the times of her in the orphanage, hence the reason why it's taken so long to upload everything from our private facebook page to here. I don't want to think about how her life was, and what those kids that we left behind are doing, or not doing. So many times as we were in the orphanage i just wanted to run and not come back. The sounds of those kids crying and not having any physical touch is haunting at times. It's just easier to block it out of my mind and not have to go there. The reality is though, there are MANY children just in her old orphanage that needs families. They need what every child wants, love and affection. With out it they can't thrive and grow and develop. I've personally seen what a family can do to a childs life, and that is help her to grow in ways that she couldn't have otherwise done in the circumstances she was in. I again am so grateful for Jocie and being able to bring her into our family! She truly is a blessing!!!
We have her visa! We are leaving early in the morning to come home! YAY!!!!!! We get in tomorrow, Wednesday, at 4:45 pm coming united airlines! We can't wait to be back! So ready to have life start with 4 littles! A big huge thank you to everyone for supporting us through this long journey! We appreciate it more then you will ever know!
We went on an over night train to Kiev last night. Got here at 6:30 am then had a lot of running around today. We went to the embassy filled out papers for Jocies visa. We then went to a medical clinic where the doctor listen to her heart, felt her tummy and flashed a light in her eyes and called her healthy! Now we are in our apartment and tomorrow we pick up her visa!