Monday, April 30, 2012

Travel!?!?

We heard back TWO days after accepting the referral that Russia wanted us there in TWO weeks!!!! WHAT!?!?!? I was still in Birmingham when I got this call (of course) and really started freaking out at this point. Barry can’t travel then! AND the dates that they wanted us there are over my brother’s wedding. :( I couldn’t get in touch with Barry and went from crying to shaking to just being an emotional wreck. Finally (it seemed like years but it probably was only 10 minutes) I heard back from Barry and was able to share the dates that Russia requested us there. He told me that he would talk to his supervisors to figure out if this was at all a possibility but was doubtful that he would be able to travel that week. (He works at a nuclear power plant and at this point in the process they are taking final tests, etc. that CANNOT be missed.)

While he looked into if we could make this work, my lovely friends kept me calm, talked through everything with me and really helped me keep my sanity. When I heard back from Barry he sounded excited and the first thing he said was, “God worked out all of the details!” A huge weight just lifted from my shoulders and I started crying, again….like almost boo-hooing crying. I was so relieved!

The way his schedule was originally set up he would not have been able to travel that week but three weeks ago the schedule changed, freeing up that exact week!!! It is so amazing to me how God just works out all of those details. Why oh why do we ever doubt Him?? We still will be missing my brother’s wedding which is extremely sad…but luckily my family is so supportive and completely understands. Thanks David and Emily! :)

We will be travelling to Russia May 14-19 to meet our baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22 comments:

  1. This is wonderful news!! I have just found your blog last night and have really been enjoying it. We are so proud for you and Barry! Thank you for sharing this. It is amazing the way God works things out!! Praying for you and your new family!!

    Brooke & Tony

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    1. Thanks Brooke! I'm glad you found the blog and THANK YOU for the prayers!!

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  2. AHHHHHHHH!!! THIS IS SO WONDERFUL!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :)

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  3. Isn't it AMAZING how God arranges things?!? I'm so sorry you won't make your brother's wedding, but for what a great reason!

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    1. It really is amazing how He orchestrates things so so perfectly that we have no option but to give Him all of the credit!! We could never have worked things out like he can!!

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  4. I've been following your blog to see the outcome and pray along the way for you. I was curious, now that you're going to be a momma, do you plan to continue working or stay at home?

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    1. That is yet to be determined... :)

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  5. So exciting! Praise God for working out all the details. Where in Russia will you be traveling to (if you can say)? My husband and I were just in Russia this past summer for a mission trip to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Ulan Ude/Siberia.

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    1. Our baby is in Volgograd...we will be traveling there via Moscow. Very cool that you were there on a mission trip!

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  6. I'm so happy for you! Remind us again, when will you get to bring him home? I can't wait to see pictures of your sweet family!!

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    1. We can't bring him home until after the 3rd trip... :(

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  7. I am crying just reading the news and hearing once again, how God works to arrange our lives, if we just let Him! Fabulous testimony!!! Thank you for giving us the chance to witness and watch God's amazing and all consuming love for His children unfold!!!!

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  8. that is so awesome- i am so happy for you!!!

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  9. Miracle! This was the news I needed to hear! So happy for you and how God worked it out for you! Still waiting for my miracle to happen but someohow seeing that God is doing miracles out there is helping hold out for hope!

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    1. So happy that God is using our news to give you hope!! God does have a plan for you...just wait and see it all unfold. It's an absolutely amazing feeling.

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  10. Oh Lisa! I'm over-the-moon excited for you guys! God has worked it all out for you to be a mommy:) What a lucky little guy. Congrats!

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  11. Awesome! So excited for you!

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  12. Oh my!! This is so great!!! I can't explain how excited I am for you! Praise the Lord!!

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