I know it has been a long time since we last posted. Sorry about leaving you all on the edge of your seats for the last week. Here is a quick synopsis of the last 5 days.
Monday: Meredith picked up Emma and Micah from the orphanage for good. From there they traveled to another town to pick up Emma's birth certificate and then to Donetsk (not sure it I spelled that right) to get the passports. That night Meredith arrived back in Kiev with her two new children, their birth certificates, and their passports.
Tuesday: Tuesday morning Meredith and the kids went to the doctors to have the medical papers signed. Although all went well at the doctors they didn't make it to the embassy in time to apply for the travel visas. In the afternoon Meredith's father, Bruce arrived and has since been a HUGE help.
Wednesday: Today Meredith went back to the embassy and was able to get the visas applied for and picked up the same day. During the time between visits they went back to Irina's to visit and pick up a few items that were left for them to pick up on their way through.
Thursday: Today is all about flying and hopefully (I haven't heard one way or the other) as I am typing this they are landing in Washington and getting ready to board their last flight home. If all goes as expected, the Cornish family will be reunited a little after midnight.
Throughout the week the kids have been great. Both are now eating very regularly and filling their share of diapers in the meantime. The change in diet and lack of "dietary medication" has left Micah with a sour tummy that has kept Meredith up at night. When I talked to her this morning she had just woken up from her only hour of sleep last night. She was hoping that this meant Micah would sleep a lot on the plane.
Please continue to pray for us as we begin the process of finding new routines around the house and our international travelers overcome their jetlag.
I'm sure Meredith will have a substantial post for you all soon.