Here it is only 11 hours before we leave for the airport with 2 large suitcases, 3 small suitcases and 3 backpacks. We are weary, we are excited, we are ready….well almost! We arrive in Sofia Bulgaria at 12:45 on Sunday afternoon with a little time for sightseeing and then off to our apartment. Later Sunday evening Conner will join Tim, Juliana and I. We are so excited to see him since he left right after Christmas to continue his mission to visit every country in the world.
We will depart our apartment on Monday morning and take the 3 hour drive to Pleven to meet our daughter Valentina Faith. She is currently 2 years 9 months old. She doesn’t know what a family is let alone who we are. She won’t understand our language or know why we are visiting her. Please pray for us to bond with our daughter and for us to be given the perfect amount of time together. Pray for our hearts to be knit together.
We will spend time with her every day Monday through Friday. We are looking forward to seeing her personality and we pray that the Lord would allow us to spend as much time as possible visiting with her. Please pray for favor from the director of the orphanage so that precious Valentina will comprehend who we are and that our love for her would be felt and understood.
Also if you would Kindly pray for everyone on the home front as we as away from them for a week. Pray that Christian 12, Wyatt 8, Hudson 6, Kiara 4, and Sophie 2 are cooperative. Lauren and her sweet friend Sarah will be holding down the fort for the weekend while Megan and Emily are on our church retread.
We plan to update the blog every evening as long as we have internet access. So stay posted for pictures and possibly videos!
Thank you for praying for us , our family and for our sweet little girl.
We love you all,
In the grip of His grace,
Tim and Dawn (Juliana, and Co
Mother of 13 and writes this blog.