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.

25 comments:

  1. Praising God with y'all!!!! And yes, God is very pleased!!!!! Much love and hugs!!!! Xoxo

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  2. Yah!Yah! Very exciting day! A day that was always be celebrated with much pride! Very happy for your family of four now! :-)

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  3. Wonderful!! Congratulations!!!

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  4. Yeah!!!! Congrats to the Sader family!!!

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  5. Congratulations Sader family!! We are thrilled for you, and soon your two daughters will be able to hug for the first time!

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  6. YAY! LOVE her name and am so happy for you! I hope you are feeling better!

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  7. The best Independence Day ever! Lucy is so fortunate to have a family that has worked so incredibly hard to bring her home. Happy 4th of July Lucy :)

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  8. Crying!!!!! This day you have waited for is finally here. Congratulations, my friend...congratulations!

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  9. Congratulations I so looked forward seeing this day !!! Happy 4th of July

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  10. What a BEAUTIFUL 4th of July it is!

    Brooke Annessa
    www.theannessafamily.blogspot.com

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  11. Congratulations Sader family!!!! What a great blessing on this day of independence!

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  12. sat here in tears reading this ,what a special family you really are ,im so happy for lucy its just fantastic news love dawn bashir xxx

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  13. I am so very happy for you guys! Tears in my eyes, and i am 100% overjoyed! Love and hugs to all of you! :)

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  14. YAHOO! Congratulations! Hope you are feeling better too! We took our camera but couldn't take it into the courtroom, would have loved a pic with our judge.

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  15. Congratulations on becoming parents to two beautiful little girls!

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  16. praising God....happy fourth:)

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  17. Congratulations you have 2 beautiful baby girls , cannot wait to see them together a real day to remember!!!!!

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  18. Sobbing and celebrating with you guys! Praise God,Praise God,Praise God!!!!! Eeeeppppp! So exciting, so happy!

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  19. Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    sosososososososo happy for you guys!!!!!!!
    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hugs!

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  20. What wonderful news - a blessed child joining her equally blessed parents. Congratulations!

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  21. Congratulations!!! What a special way to commemorate a day of so many freedoms for little Lucy! So happy for you and your family!

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  22. Congratulations to you all!! What a blessing she is going to be to your family! Praise God!

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