After court was over, we were told the decree would be ready within 5 days and we could go pick up Kirill in Pskov as soon as the decree was ready. So we decided to stay in Moscow and just wait for the decree. We changed our plane tickets. We had already reserved the hotel for an extra night because we were not sure if court would be one day or two, so we had some time there to make a decision about our travel plans. It wasn't hard to decide; we weren't leaving Russia without our son this time. I didn't care if it took months, I wasn't getting on a plane without him!
We frantically emailed and Facebooked our awesome news. We Skyped with my family and some of our close friends. God just kept blessing us. People rallied to take care of everything at home since our trip got extended by two weeks.
AND THEN WE CELEBRATED!
Suddenly, everything was brighter...especially St. Basil's
I have a slight obsession with the green doors in Russia. Guess what color I've decided to paint the door of our West Circle house since we've been here?
We celebrated in Red Square into the night!
Everything that has been done for us...there are not words to adequately describe how thankful we are for our biological family as well as our faith family...including so many of you. We could not have made this journey to Kirill without an army of people helping us. Many of you who simply read the blog but don't even know us have helped with finances and prayers and messages of support. Oh my, do we ever feel unworthy!!! I cannot say it enough: OUR GOD IS FAITHFUL! HE IS SO GOOD!
Next up: "How to Pass the Time in Russia"...stay tuned...LOTS of pictures and fun stories!