Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hurry Up and Wait

Bad news: our gas stove is out of propane.

Good news: we have court late tomorrow afternoon. Please continue to pray for our success. We finished writing and rehearsing our court speeches tonight. If we're successful, I'll share mine here.

More good news: We're currently scheduled to fly to Almaty on Friday. We have a red-eye flight from Almaty to Stuttgart (via Frankfurt) early on Saturday morning.

As with all things in-country, the long-awaited news of our court appointment has set off a flurry of last-minute scheduling, ticketing, money changing, and gift buying.

Kazakhstan has really grown on me, and of course it's going to be very hard to say goodbye to little Vic for a few weeks, but we're also really looking forward to getting back home to see the free-range boy.

Yesterday, we spent most of the remainder of our hand-carried donation money from the US military community in Stuttgart on a new and sorely-needed washing machine for the orphanage. Pictures and a better press release to follow soon, if I can get my act together.

Tomorrow: morning visit at baby house, a little shopping, a little more rehearsal, then change into our Sunday best, then to court.


Julie said...

Prayers, good wishes, happy thoughts, fingers crossed!
Love from the Hielens!

Angela said...

Good luck with court! You will do GREAT!

We've settled on 2 trips too . . . long process region and could not stand the thought of leaving Luca for so long. I am actually much more excited about travel now.

Tricia said...

Best of luck with your court appearance tomorrow. How nice that you have been able to get all of those things for the baby house from the donations from your community. I am sure it is appreciated. Glad Kaz is growing on you. You will be back before you know it. Look forward to hearing about court...and don't forget the pics of the happy parents!

shannon said...

Bob & Laura,
wishing you ALL the best!


Jaclyn said...

Yeah!! We'll be thinking of you and praying for you regarding court.
The Brambles

Patti said...

Yes, yes, yes!!!! Just read your update in the left-hand column!! YES! I'm an auntie again!! *insert cartwheels here*

Angela said...

Congratulations, Vic's parents!