Sunday, December 20, 2009

We're not in Kansas anymore..

Day 1 in Russia

Me Blogging from my phone (I'm tired;)

Okay so a lot to post today...even though we just ARRIVED in MOCKBA!
I can tell you that it has been a looooong trip to my little baby..and we are almost there..but we have been through all kinds of storms. From NY-Paris, and then Paris-Russia...there was delays and cancellations..only GOD could have gotten us here! We are here though, finally. Yes its cold, yes its dark..and yes its Russia.
The bright side is that we flew first class the whole trip on three different planes..weewww I think I would have died otherwise. We spotted our driver right away, and he's a very cool dude! Our apartment is cozy and darling, and my husband and I are on cloud 9 right now, especially coming to a bedroom with pink linens, comforter and playpen right along side the bed;) It caught me off guard really...and gave me the smile I needed.

I found the airport to be a bit of a zoo. People don't smile, they did stare (guess we ugly and short). They also were very pushy..and it almost freightened me. Any Russian I have those moments made me a blank. I felt overwhelmed..and fatigued...hehe..I missed my mommy! Tomorrow hopefully will be a fun filled day..where we will get snacks and stuff. This is a very big city..and its cold (did I mention that already)? We've called our folks and checked in with the boys who already miss us ;( We miss them too....but when they say "bring Hopee back" I guess its ok to be away for a couple of days..but as a stay at home go crazy a day away from the babies. Fred says he's worried about me when I get to the orphanage..I'm gonna be a mess!

I do not know how to explain this..but something about the airplane on Aeroflot, and the airport jungle..I just felt like I know why the orphans here need more of us to adopt...I don't know if I will ever be able to be specific enough to highlight what I just gotta see for yourself I guess. Its another world here...and to be honest it kind of gives me the creeps.


Jeanette said...

Expect to be pushed A LOT. I just got off the phone telling my friend, that they were constantly pushing us and I wasn't sure I wanted to bring the kids over on our last trip. It really is a different culture over there. We did meet several very nice, interesting people. Glad you made it safely! The temperatures you will this week are a lot warmer than we had :) We saw -18 one day!!!! Try not to get lost :)

Anonymous said...

Wish I was there with you my baby sister :*( Iv been praying and thinking of you minute after minute..Bring Hope home..Cant wait until tomorrow

findingourdaughter said...

Praying you have an amazing trip meeting your daughter!
God bless!

Anonymous said...

Jeannie You guys are not alone Im here...