Saturday, June 12, 2010
Nutrition for the Body... AND Soul.
Wow- -can't believe how far we've come since I last posted! ALL of our paperwork should be arriving in Russia, in the next two weeks! We have passports... we applied for the I-600A which will allow for Sveta's visa... our home study is complete along with social worker visits... we've learned what an Apostille is at the Secretary of State's office in downtown Columbus! (And how expensive they are!) Things are really moving... and smoothly. I acknowledge this fact to God everyday, because it's HE who is allowing it all to flow. It's HIS will and HIS perfect timing. I haven't been anxious, at all, since Easter weekend. I've just remained focused. The goal is for Kevin and I to meet Sveta in mid-August and accept the referral of her. August is not that far away! Yay! I can't wait to meet her, and I go to bed at night thinking about our first meeting. I'm pretty sure (knowing me) that I will cry the moment she walks into the room. I will get teary, and Kevin will grab my hand and give me the little smile he always gives that boosts my confidence. I, also, can't wait to see how Kevin reacts and interacts with Sveta. He is such a great daddy, I just know he'll know exactly what to do. It will come naturally for him.
So... of course, we're always talking about Sveta like she's already here! Today, we got our first share of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Basically, we buy a farm share for the summer months, and each week we get the most beautiful basket of fresh produce. This time, we got broccoli, zuchini, radishes, and lettuce. As Evan and KK gobbled down the broccoli (which they call "mini trees"), I thought about how blessed we are, and how we can't wait to bless Sveta. At the orphanage, she doesn't get a variety of foods and not nearly enough fruits and vegetables. I'm already concerned about her diet and her overall health. We are truly eager and READY to provide our sweet daughter with the nutrition she needs... for the body and the soul.