Thursday, 23 September 2010

Leaving My Heart In Eastern Europe...

I can't believe we have already started our journey back to South Dakota. We are currently at a hotel in Moscow for an overnight layover. It's rainy and cold, so no sightseeing today:0/

Yesterday we got to see Nathan twice. Our morning visit was so much fun. It's amazing to see how much our little guy has come out of his shell in only 3 days. Here's a short video of him practicing his new skill...take things out and put things in:-) I love how he sticks out his tongue when he's really trying hard. Could he be cuter?? I don't think so!

Our second visit was more difficult than I had anticipated. As hard as I tried not to, I cried on and off the whole time and sobbed as we gave him back to his caretaker. As I walked out of that orphanage, I knew with certainty that I was leaving my heart in Eastern Europe in the sweet little hands of an orphan boy.

But not for long...we are going to be working double time to get back to him as soon as possible so we can finish the process of becoming his forever family. Until then, it is a blessing to know that God has answered one of our most often whispered prayers for Nathan...that there would be a special someone in his baby home who loved him and made sure he was well taken care of. Below is a picture of our little prince with a very special lady named Valentina. She has the heart of an angel and we are so thankful that she is a caretaker for Nathan and all of the other kiddos in his groupa.


The Spicer Family said...

He is stunningly beautiful! I had always thought his RR picture was really cute but it didn't even do him justice, did it? I am so sorry you are having to leave him!!! We never had to do the two-trip thing when we did our two Russian adoptions so I am very sympathetic to those of you who are putting your hearts out there like that! Praying for God's grace and love to cover the situation and carry you through until the next time you get to hold your precious little boy again!

Amy L said...

Oh my, he is GORGEOUS!!:)

Anonymous said...

he is sooo beautiful!

Ann said...

Ahhhh, what a beautiful blessing!

Gretchen said...

He is blessed....we will pray for the others.

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