‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Friday, November 22, 2013

Here We Go!

Life sure takes some unexpected turns!

In 48 hours, I am headed across the ocean to court! I know court usually breeds fear in most minds, but this is adoption court! I'm going to bring my newest little sweetheart home!

I will try my best to post about the experience while I'm there, though the posts will be fairly censored since I can't post anything specific about my girl. But I"ll try to at least include details about my personal journey, and about the beautiful country I'll be living in for a month!

I had all but given up hope of getting my court dates in 2013, when my agency contacted me yesterday. I was asked if I could get to Latvia by Monday.


I took a census of people I trusted and the resounding answer was...find a way to make it happen! So, with a million prayers packed under my heart, I started looking for last minute tickets and hotels.

I enlisted the help of an army of adoption friends online, and by 10am this morning, I had tickets, hotel, and a half-packed suitcase.

I probably won't get to write again until Monday, so see you then! I'll leave you with a photo of the square near the apartment I'll be staying in. So excited!

Thank you, God, for bringing M and me together as mother and daughter. I am grateful beyond your wildest imaginings!!!!


  1. Eeeek! So exciting! :)

  2. My comment disappeared as I typed, so please excuse if this is a duplicate comment.

    I'm just thrilled for you and want to hear ev. ery. thing. (Had to type that sixteen times. I hate autocorrect.)

    I loved my time in court when I was adopting Pix. It felt warm, supportive…and I actually had the whole court laughing at one point.

    Enjoy--the court experience itself and the glorious afterward.

  3. Milena2:09 AM

    So exciting! I am so happy for you!

  4. Anonymous8:52 AM

    Wonderful!! Hope it goes great!!


  5. Anonymous11:01 AM

    It's so good to hear good news. Enjoy this special time!
    Ina, not anon.

  6. Anonymous2:10 PM

    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you as you travel off to the land where my father was born. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Debby_in_MA

  7. This is the best news. So happy for you.

  8. I am BEYOND happy for you. But,I had to smile....you took a poll of people you trusted. I just have the feeling that the people you trust are also moved by the spirit and ready to improvise! I'm just thrilled that you are putting it all together. Only wish I were with you. You do deserve something to go right, right, right!

  9. Heart4Russia1:09 AM

    This MADE my day. I've been following your blog for maybe 5 years now. I've seen what you've endured. You deserve this!!!! SO GOOD to read good news!

  10. Eeeekkk!!! I am SOOOO excited for you!!! May this be the best Christmas ever for you and your blossoming family!

  11. So eager to hear all about what's happening. :>


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