Sunday, October 28, 2012

Exciting news!  We were able to talk to L today on the phone.  It was the first time we have heard her voice since she left for Ukraine.  Neighbors of ours who speak Russian were kind enough to come over to our house this morning.  We made a call to the orphanage and were able to get ahold of L.  S and D were getting ready for bed and couldn't come to the phone.  Next week we'll try an hour earlier and hopefully be able to talk to them too.  We have never talked to D before, so that will be exciting.  And I know S will be happy to talk to us also.  L says that they have been receiving our letters and packages.  I'm so happy those are getting through.  I can't wait until we can actually hold the girls in our arms again.  And meet Diana!

Yesterday we had our last yard sale and made $260.  It was a lot of work, but we are happy to be that much closer to our goal.  It's getting too cold to have more yard sales, but I am going to continue selling things online.  If anyone has something that can sell well online that they don't need anymore and want to donate it to us, we'd be very appreciative of that.

Our cartwheel fundraiser story was written up about in the Daily Herald and then aired for a very short segment on KUTV Channel 2 News on Friday.  That was exciting.  Hopefully we reach readers and viewers who feel impressed to donate to our cause.  I absolutely know this is what God wants us to do and I have faith that the way will be opened for us to adopt the girls.  I know the orphanage workers care for the girls, but the girls need to leave the orphanage and live with a family, our family who loves them.


  1. Love that you were able to talk with one of your kids! Love that you are getting closer to reaching your goal with fundraisers. Love that you were able to have your story posted in the Daily Herald as well as shared on the news Friday. This is some really awesome and exciting news! Yay!