Tuesday, January 22, 2008

01-22-2008 1:00pm Kiev

This morning I woke up to a wonderful surprise! On the chair in the living room were two sweet little teddy bears with necklaces that said “Kristopher” and “Brianna”, a card from Mike, a card from the kids, a bag of M&M’s, and a keychain picture frame with Kristopher and Brianna on it. Not only that, one card had a memory chip in it. Mike made me a video with the song Passionate Obsession by Dennis Jernigan. The song is sung from the Father to His children. Dennis came to Park Avenue a week or so ago and when he was there he asked anyone that “needed to know that things were going to be ok” to stand up. Then he sang this love song from our Savior over them. Anyway, I love the song, and I loved it even more because the video had clips of my children. Not just pictures, but moving video of Kristopher and Brianna. It started with Kristopher as a baby and had video that I haven’t even looked at since it was taken probably.

Mike uploaded the video clips onto his computer and made the video for me while on the plane. No wonder he wouldn’t sleep! I LOVE it though and it is so nice to see my little ones smiling and playing. The BEST clip is at the very end where the kids are sitting together and Kristopher is using Brianna’s hands and singing “Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes”. They really do play so well together!

This afternoon at 3 is Charissa and John’s appointment at the SDA and we’re going to meet them up there and come back to our apartment then have some dinner out together. Or so goes the plan. It’s been kind of rainy out today and I hope that it doesn’t dump on us. It’s not that cold out though- probably in the high 30’s I’d guess. I’m really looking forward to getting to meet them and to be able to hear about their appointment for Ava! I wonder what the SDA workers will be thinking when they realize that’s one more child with Down syndrome that has a family… and then later on in the week there’s Joy, and Sheila, and Nancy’s not too far from now either! LOTS of kids with Down syndrome are being requested! Think they’ll notice?? I hope so!!

No word yet on whether Oleg or Natalia have our referral for Aleksa yet. Still praying that they get news of her soon so we can go meet her tomorrow!

20 comments:

  1. tomorrow...you might get to meet her TOMORROW! Im so excited, just spotted pics of you on the urbans site...nice to see you are eating and having good company. Still praying...

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  2. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to! Your husband sounds wonderful...like the kind of husband that knows exactly what you need just at the right moment! Still saying lots of prayers for you!

    Christina
    RR Yahoo Group

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  3. Happy Birthday, Meredith! What a thoughtful husband you have.
    We are praying that you will meet Aleksa tomorrow. Thanks for the update. I have to admit, I check my computer constantly for updates from you...until I know you must be sleeping at night!!
    Sincerely,
    Lisa

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  4. Okay, I think you have the sweetest husband ever! That is so awesome! Waiting anxiously to hear more about your kiddos!!

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  5. We've all been watching for your updates non-stop, so seeing it come in was so great! Happy Birthday, and wow...what a perfect gift from your husband. What a sweet guy. Still praying you have word Sasha soon.
    Julie (RR group)

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  6. Happy birthday Meredith! We're all hoping and thinking of you and Aleksa non-stop... I really really really hope you get to meet her tomorrow!

    Anna

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  7. Happy Birthday, Meredith! Thinking of you here in Ohio! Praying for you and Mike and your sweet babies in Ukraine!

    Michelle (RR Group)

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  8. I have been keeping up with your time in Kiev but usually get called away before I can comment! Praying tomorrow is the big day! And Happy Birthday - what a great way to spend it!!

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  9. Happy Birthday Meredith!!!! We're praying you get word about Aleksa soon!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Meredith! Michael definitely scored some points with your captive 'audience'" lol!

    We are praying they find Aleksa and you will meet her tomorrow! Let us know as soon as you can! We leave your blog open and press refresh when we pass the computer to see what is happening!

    Blessings to you!
    William and Lucille

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  11. Heather(hannah's mom from Downsyn)January 22, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    I have been reading your blog and praying for you. I think I am almost as excited as you are to meet your new little one! Anxiously awaiting updates...

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  12. Happy Birthday Meredith! Praying that all works out and that you clearly feel God's presence in all of this. I think you have quite a few people checking constantly for updates and sending lots of prayers your way!

    Kelly
    RR Yahoo Group Lurker :)

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  13. Happy Birthday Meredith! Know that we are praying for you and thinking of you constantly while you're on this journey...hugs! Cathy

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  14. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. My prayers are with you guys during your journey. What a sweet husband to surprise you like that.
    Martha Spahr, RR Group

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  15. Meredith,

    We are praying in Tucson for your family. All our best to you while in Ukaine, we can't wait to hear news about Aleska.

    Kris
    RR

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  16. Meredith - I am praying for you. Especially for peace -the kind that you only get from the presence of Jesus.

    Karen RR

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated)!!! You may meet your little girl tomorrow!!! WOW!!! I have been checing in on you everyday. Give Mike a BIG hug from us for that gift!!! Can I borrow him sometime for lessons?!?! :-) Big hugs to you both. Still praying for you!

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  18. Okay, it is Tuesday at 11:16 here in FL but I just checked - it's 6:16 am where you are, Meredith. I just can't imagine how excited you might be right now. Oh, and tell Mike that ya'll made me cry...that was sooo sweet!

    Let us know as SOON as you can, okay?

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  19. Happy Birthday! Had to read another blog to find that out! Well actually I guess it is Happy Late Birthday for you now!! lol

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  20. Happy Birthday Meredith!!!!! We are praying for you and Mike that you find that precious Aleska soon!!! Im sure you are over the top of excitement right now as you are headed to the region she is in...God Bless you!

    Rita
    RR

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