Well we knew this would be a long journey, and we knew we were trusting Jesus with it all, but we had no idea what all that would truly look like. We found out shortly after our initial appointment in Ukraine that, due to a 2 week holiday, the earliest possible court date we could receive would be the end of May. And court marks about 3 weeks left in the process before coming home. We found this out at the end of April and thus began debating whether or not we should all come home for a bit. The decision was hard but we again prayed a lot, and kept trying to figure out how to trust Jesus with our days, our decisions, and all of our children.
We were able (thank you, Jesus) to change Andrew & Madeline's plane tickets for free (!) and add me for a very low fare so we booked tickets & came home this past Wednesday. We've experienced God's goodness and clear direction for us so incredibly through these last weeks in Urkaine and knew He was directing us in this as well. Seeing Simeon & Anna after 2 1/2 weeks away has been wonderful! We've spent the last day just relaxing & playing & soaking them in.
Leaving Paulina was not easy for us but we know that ultimately, whether we are with her or not, God is near to her, as He has always been. Praying for her heart daily and for these 2 weeks without us to go quickly for her. I've posted this song before but I love it so much and God has used it to continually remind me that He loves her and cares for her and she is guarded over within His tender hands.