Monday, November 2, 2009


Okay, so we are actually in the month of November...very very fast! I cannot believe how fast these months have gone by...Despite not hearing anything from Russia about any travelling..I feel fine. I am coping fine..I just try not to hold my breath anymore, like I was doing at the begining. I feel like when it will be that time we will know. We started out quite enthusiastically..and still feel this way. We are not thinking that our daughter will be home by Christmas (NO WAY)..but it sure would be nice to atleast meet her and sign for her..and hang her little picture on our wall & Christmas tree, along with my uncle' a sign, that with every death there is a birth!

Some awfully, strange, slow movement, has been happening in Russia..its like, it is moving,- just very quietly.

My husband was like "hey we have 4 weeks of paid vacation time and I would like to take some time off and use it..or we'll lose it"...I take that with a grain of salt really; I told him, that we will need it for Russia..but we have no way of predicting that or coordinating it..we have to leave it to the Good Lord..he knows our schedule and our life here...he'll have to tell us when/where!

Hey, IA is not for everyone..but our life right now is very flexible (thank GOD) if it's last minute its ok..we'll deal with it. So far despite the small bumps (paperwork etc.), all has been quite prestaged and in a 'meant to be' timeframe..and we have been productive at something adoption related each let's hope November will be 'the call'..and December the first trip...we'll see.

Psalm 92

1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to the Most High.
2 It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,
your faithfulness in the evening,
3 accompanied by the ten-stringed harp
and the melody of the lyre.
4 You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!
I sing for joy because of what you have done.
5 O Lord, what great works you do!
And how deep are your thoughts.
6 Only a simpleton would not know,
and only a fool would not understand this:
7 Though the wicked sprout like weeds
and evildoers flourish,
they will be destroyed forever.

8 But you, O Lord, will be exalted forever.
9 Your enemies, Lord, will surely perish;
all evildoers will be scattered.
10 But you have made me as strong as a wild ox.
You have anointed me with the finest oil.
11 My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
my ears have heard the defeat of my wicked opponents.
12 But the godly will flourish like palm trees
and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.
13 For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house.
They flourish in the courts of our God.
14 Even in old age they will still produce fruit;
they will remain vital and green.
15 They will declare, “The Lord is just!
He is my rock!
There is no evil in him!”


findingourdaughter said...

Yeah, it is really November! I have nothing good to say about it though.......we've just waited way too long.....
At least we finally have some nice weather!

Kevin O'Shields said...


Thanks for visiting our blog and sharing in the joy of our upcoming trip to bring Sasha home soon. Hopefully, we will have him here by years end. Please keep us updated. Angie, my wife would love to make contact with you and support you in nay way during this long, challenging process. But what a joy this process is through all the trials and struggle you have an will continue to face. It goes to show you how faithful our God is. He has planned the way ahead of us and one day hsi plan will be revealed to us.

Be strong and lean on your support network as you venture on your journey to bring your lovely daughter, Hope, home.

Kevin O'Shields