So sorry we could not update sooner!
But on Monday, November 26th, 2012, at around noon in Bulgaria, we went to Pleven and got our little boy.
We drove from Sofia to Pleven on Monday morning in the nearly endless, thick fog through the Balkans and winding through the roads until we reached the orphanage. There was a moment when we exited the car and I felt my breath catch, seeing that familar building again.
We waiting in the lobby area, unsure what would happen. The facilitator who was with us this time was not the same as before. His English was not as good and we were confused. There was a brief handshake with the director and then we were alone, waiting.
But then the elevator doors opened and we saw him. And he saw us...and ran from his much-loved Baba and into my arms as if he remembered us.
There is so much more to write...so much more to say, but for some reason I can't upload any more pictures! Still, I didn't want another moment to pass without updating in some way.
We are overjoyed, overworked, and overwhelmed. We returned home on Friday night instead of Saturday and I am grateful we were able to do that. Joshua has made the transition fairly well, but it is always hard when a new member of the family appears. Our daughter is used to being an only child, and we are still learning how to parent two children.
I'll post more pictures when I can. For now, thank you to all who have followed our journey. The real work begins now!