Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday - We Have a Daughter!




Today we spent most of the day in the car, getting paperwork done, starting with a drive to Halle's birthplace. It was interesting to see more of the countryside. Due to time, we thought we wouldn't be picking her up until tomorrow, but it turned out at the end of the day, we went to the orphanage, and ended up bringing her with us. She was really excited and so were we. We took her out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants so she could get french fries. When we got back to the hotel, we got out her new clothes to give her, which she loved. We will fly to Kiev in the morning, and start with our paperwork there. Things are going well, and we are still hoping to fly out on Friday. I can't believe that we have a daughter! God is good!
Laura

13 comments:

Crystal Page said...

Brad and Laura,
I am praising God with you! Congratulations on your new precious gift from God! Your pictures brought tears to my eyes. What a long process, but now you have her with you! So excited to meet her soon!
In His love,
Crystal

Christine said...

Congrats!

The Flying Eagle said...

How wonderful! Many congratulations :-)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful joy to have your long awaited daughter with you! COngratulations on your gift from God!
DiSalles

Fred and Lisa Thompson said...

Woohoo! I have goosebumps and tears in my eyes! I am so thrilled for you! I'll be praying like crazy that things go smoothly and that you make it out Friday as planned! Can't wait til you're home for good!

Kelly said...

Congratulations!! I love the pictures of Halle with each of you. After a long process, you finally have the daughter that God has chosen for your family. What a blessing! I am so glad that you were able to pick her up today and not have to wait until tomorrow. I can't wait to meet her!

adoptedthree said...

Congratulations she is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Brad and Laura,

Congratulations and many prayers from the Surface's in PA. Your pictures tell a story and bring back memories of our time in Ukraine. God is good.

Anonymous said...

I can't even see to type. I have tears of joy for you and all of us who have been traveling this jousrney with you! God is so good:)
Can't wait to meet your beautiful daughter.

Love,
Kelly P

Anonymous said...

Brad and Laura
I have been following this procedure from the beginning. Amazing. You are counting your blessing we realize to have Halle as your daughter. But, from all of us who love you and know you,,,,Halle is SO BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL PARENTS. TRULY..

Uncle Keith and Nancy

Jessica Davis said...

We are just soo excited and can't wait to see you guys and meet Halle. We are praying that things continue to go smoothly!

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

She is a beauty!!

Fred and Lisa Thompson said...

Just wanted to let you know we probably won't be at the soccer game tomorrow, but we're totally looking forward to seeing you at church on Sunday with your precious Halle!