I know, I know...I left some of you hanging. I didn't mean to be cryptic, but it has been kind of crazy here the past couple of days.
Here are the details I can share:
We leave on Sept 18 to travel to Kaluga. Our referral is a little girl, who will be a year old in October. We do have some pictures and some medical information, thanks to the Houks and the Johnsons who have actually seen and photographed her, and also huge thanks to the Dyers for sharing their information with us. There are, of course, some medical concerns, but at this point we haven't had any sense that God is telling us not to go and see her.
So basically, we're walking that emotional line between being really excited and trying to not get too excited so we won't be let down (if that explanation makes sense--sorry, having a hard time expressing my emotions lately).
We are in the process of getting visas, flights, an accomodations. If anyone has any suggestions, we're open to them, I promise! I also have to get ready for the upcoming semester of school, and do all that stuff that I said I'd do this summer (that, alas, is still not done...things like cleaning out the garage :-( )
And tomorrow, I'm headed to St Louis to get my hair cut---yes, I know, a 3 hour drive for a haircut. BUT, trust me, it's worth it. If anybody knows of anything I can do while I'm there to make it not quite such a decadent trip, please let me know. If there's anything I should be shopping for, I'm totally up for that!
Finally, thanks to all of you---I'm glad that you're so excited. I am too!