Daddy & Dariya proudly show off her passport, visa and immigration papers.
The sheep was a gift to Dariya from a very nice couple that live down the hall from us in Kiev, Yuri & Gala
We had our visa appointment this afternoon and after a mere 45 minutes we were issued her visa to enter the United States. This was the last document we needed to leave Ukraine and bring her home.
Get your kicks on Route 66, Kiev....
Our work here in this country is complete, it is finished.
These words, "it is finished" were the last words Jesus spoke from the cross. This shows us that he faithfully fulfilled his mission to save mankind from sin. For this I am so completely thankful.
As I laid awake last night those words kept swirling in my head. We would have nothing without Christ. We feel like we have been called on this mission by Christ to bring this sweet child home. We aren't amazing or fantastic in what we are doing, we are sinners saved by the blood of Jesus. We are just trying to be obediant to God's call for our family. Through this journey we have continued to be blessed through our obediance to His call.
We are prayerful that other's lives have been changed and that more orphans will soon meet their forever families through our story. Maybe God is calling you to pray, donate, or even adopt. If you asked us in December if we would be in Ukraine hours away from flying home with our new daughter we would have said you are crazy. Never say never. Pray and seek His guidance.
A fabulous journey it has been. We have enjoyed Ukraine and will miss our friends here dearly. Jason wants to come back for the Euro 2012 games next summer, I told him to get our dossier ready and we can come back. (Don't have a heart attack Grandma, it was a joke).
As we sign off from Kiev we will leave you with pics of Dariya having her celebratory pasta dinner and ice cream for dessert.
I fit right in with the Cannon family. I LOVE ice cream!
Just a friendly reminder for those of you who are meeting us at the airport or those who will see us soon in the community or at church etc...Dariya probably will make attempts to come to you.
We request that you help us help her to understand that she can't jump into everyone's arms by telling her no (at least for a little while until she gets settled well into our family). Thank you!