Around the orphanages in Ukraine and Bulgaria are colored fences. To adoptive parents, they seem like jail bars. The kids rarely, if ever get to leave the grounds of the baby houses unless it is to go to another orphanage, or the hospital.
I was looking at the blogs of families that have brought or are bringing their little ones home and it is always a HUGE celebration to go out that gate for the LAST TIME!
What will Yana and Tavi think when it is their day to walk through the gate? Will they understand any of what is happening? How tightly will they hold on to the life they had that offered them very, very little? How scared will they be to see all the good things that are coming there way? Will they even really believe it will last?
I want this day for them to be here so badly, I can taste it! Carrying them through that gate, with the angels of God tearfully, joyfully, celebrating, will be one of the greatest days of my life!
I pray that God is preparing their hearts for the changes that are coming their way! Both of these girls have proven to be fighters, and I pray they will be ready to embrace us as their forever family. It may take time, but healing will come to them both! Jesus, and angels, were there when I first met them, unseen but very present. I believe they stayed behind to keep them safe during this LONG wait!
Mommy is coming soon Yana and Tavi. I am doing everything I can, the main thing being to hold tight to Jesus! God is on our side!