Monday, July 4, 2011
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY...A VERY HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
Today was the FIRST FULL day of sunshine that we have had since we have been here in the Ukraine. A beautiful day. It's also the 4th of July back home. I'm sure our families are all enjoying the day with each other BBQing, swimming, being outside, maybe even thinking of Rob and I half way across the world :-) Today we are missing our families, but we had some important things to do that has taken us away from them all. Today is very important because today a very special little girl has become an American...on this 4th of July. Today, I have not just one child that I love with all my being, but today I have two children that I love with everything that I have. Today a judge said yes! Today a judge even asked us if we had a camera so that we could all take a photo together as a memory...our facilitator said that he's never done that. So even though we are a world away, and missing our families, missing the fireworks, missing the food (oh the food!!), missing the swimming, etc., it's all worth it because today the sun shined oh so bright ALL day, today a very special little girl became an American, today a special little girl became my daughter, today her name is legally Lucy Maria Sader...TODAY SHE IS AN ORPHAN NO MORE!!! Today God is very pleased.
Posted by Deanna at 9:03 AM