Tuesday, July 15, 2008

*NEWS FLASH* Dennis is in Daddy's arms!

John called me this morning (our time) to tell me he was in a car heading to the Donetsk airport to catch a plane back to Kyiv....... and Dennis was sitting in his lap.

Praise God!

Dennis has his passport, the orphanage has a picture book of our visits with Dennis last trip, and John donated the bag of coats that our friend Kristen gave. Sadly, that was pretty much all that was done because of the mad dash to get out of there and make their flight. Amy, my husband printed out your email for our translator to give to Antoli....... she will email him in Russian about your update. :)

I am just so excited that Dennis is now with his Daddy! As I was talking to John, I heard Dennis squealing with delight------- not car sickness like I thought. :)

Thank you for all of your prayers.

57 comments:

Narcissa said...

Oh WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I´m squealing with delight too!!!!

Renia

Little Patch of Heaven said...

Awesome. I am so excited for you. He will be home soon - one step closer:)

Amy said...

Whoo hoo!
That is soooo awesome! I bet that you can hardly contain yourself!

Can't wait to see the reunion pictures!

Hugs!
Amy

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

I again want to wish you two the best with all of little Dennis' trials that lie ahead. Yours is a very inspiring story to other families and I find your outlook so encouraging.

Tanya Jones said...

Christine I have been following along with your adventure for a while. I am so excited for your entire family to have Dennis on his way. What a blessing to know Dennis is now with his Daddy. He will be home soon.

MMrussianadoption said...

yay!!

A. Ray. said...

YAY!!!! I bet you can hardly wait until that plane arrives home!!!
Praying for safe travels!

Bethany said...

Woo hoo! I'm so happy for you guys!

Kathy & Matt said...

Wonderful news!

Praising God on how he's working in your family's lives.

pearly1979 said...

Yahoo!!!!!! What wonderful news!

kelly said...

Thats great news! I cant wait to hear all about the trip home and see more pictures!

Kevin and Tammy said...

There are tears in my eyes as I read your blog. What an awesome man that he was the one going back to bring him home. We all know that mother's are the ones we think should be the caregiver, but don't dad's do such a great job at it. Praise God. He is so amazing. Can't wait until he is home with you.
Tammy

Stephanie said...

Praise God! Traveling mercies for the both of them...

Julie said...

Now that's what I call WONDERFUL news!!! Congrats!

Kimmie said...

Congratulations Mama...may God bring them home, bonded and safe, ready to walk out life as part of the family.

Our God is so good.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Terri O'Laughlin said...

Praise the LORD!

Can't wait to see pictures of him once he is home!

MyGirlElena said...

This is great news!
I hope they have a safe trip home.

Julie said...

YAY! This is the best news that I have heard all day!!!! I am so excited. Is there any chance that he will be here earier than Friday?

Stephanie said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great News!!!!

Mike and Christie said...

WHOOO HOOOO!!!!! Squealing here! :)

Dolores said...

SO happy for you!!!

Liz said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!!! I can't wait to see him home with the whole entire family!! :)

Rachel said...

HOORAY!!!!

Sara said...

Christine....you are amazing!! You could write a book :-) Music to my heart that little Dennis is with his Daddy!! AWESOME!! If you would like to email me privately...I may have some info regarding cleft palate...I'm sure you have researched all this yourself..but just thought I would offer (dswendt@charter.net) Our little boy, now 4 yrs old, was born with a cleft lip/palate. He had his surgeries and is doing wonderfully..he's almost done with speech therapy. I'm also a nurse and have experience in caring for little ones with cleft palate. Don't feel you need to contact me...I was just thinking that maybe after Dennis is home..and you have a question here or there, feel free to ask away. I also have a name of a surgeon who does amazing work (he's in Cleveland, Ohio) He's world renowned..he is a cranial-facial surgeon. But, again, it sounds like you found an amazing doctor close by..which is awesome :-) Is Dennis wearing size 12-18 month clothes? Your weather is probably totally different than where we are...but I would be more than happy to send some very nice clothing(things my son only wore a couple times and are now packed away) to sweet little Dennis. Just an offer..don't feel you need to say yes, I don't know how much "baby" clothing you may already have :-)

Michelle said...

soon...we will be hearing and seeing stories of that darling little boy really LIVING his life, being surrounded by love. I cant wait!! And I really want to know what his reaction was when Daddy walked into his room, he must have been so sad when you guys left. I am so happy for all of you.

Troy and Rachel said...

Yippee!!! SO glad to hear that news and I loved your openess in your blog about you, your family and Dennis. Thank you for sharing!

Martha said...

Prayers keep going up and prayers keep being answered. What a great daddy your kids have!

jessy said...

Praise the LORD!!!!

Donna D. said...

YA HOO for all of you! Can't wait to see pictures on your blog with your family at the airport and little Dennis at HOME! Congrats!

~Donna
babies6 (frua)

Amy said...

God is Good!!!!
Amy

Shea said...

Yipppeeee, I am so happy to hear this!

kristen said...

What a joyous day!! Praise God!

Joy Rae said...

YEAH this is awesome!!! I am so excited for you!! He is almost home! :)

mommy24treasures said...

wonderful:)

tammy said...

congratulations! that is great know dennis is with his daddy! soon he will be with you!

Cheryl said...

Praise the Lord!

John must have some huge jet lag! Two times to UK within 10 days. Oh, bless his sweet heart!

I am so happy for you guys, it's so great to know you are soon to be united, each and every one of you!

Much love,
Cheryl

Dave said...

This is great news! Your boy's almost home!!!
Gina

Mindy said...

Sorry I am so late in commenting, its been a busy day. THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS!! Can't wait *giddy*

Anonymous said...

So wonderful! I'm addicted to this story! Can't wait to hear the next update!!!

EasterApril said...

God is good!!! Can't wait to hear about all of the Dennis' adventures to come.

Gerard y laura said...

Felicidades, ayer vimos a John y a Dennis en sus brazos, y nos dió mucha alegria verlos, a Dennis con la ropita tan bonita, un feliz regreso y rencuentro, abrazos a vosotros, queremos seguir en contacto,
Gerardo, Laura y Alessandro (Sasha)

KristenK said...

Oh, Christine! I'm so glad he's with his Daddy! What an adventure for this little boy. I'm glad John was able to take those coats. I'm so excited for you!

BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh! I am just overwhelmed by God's grace!
How wonerful!
Congratulations!!!!

Salzwedel Family said...

Thank you Jesus! Dennis is coming home!

Chelley said...

That is soooo awesome

Praying for safe travels!

DoveFamily said...

Wonderful news!

Sara said...

DTC = Dossier To China :-)

redmaryjanes said...

I am so happy to hear this. I cannot wait until all of his siblings see him and he is enveloped in the love of his forever family.

Svetik said...

Woo hoo! I'm so happy for you guys!He is coming home in just a few days :-)!!
Sveta

Christine and Darren said...

Awesome news!! I bet you are on cloud 9 with anticipation of holding him in your arms again. He's almost home!!

AZmomto8 said...

Tears of joy for this wonderful news, Praise God!!

THE CAMPBELL FAMILY said...

AWESOME NEWS!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE DENNIS HOME AND IN YOUR ARMS. JODY

Zac and Jenny said...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S mommy!

-Jenny

Joann said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to read about his landing in the great old US of A!!

Heather said...

I'm so excited! Wow, they are together and that means it is SO close until Dennis gets home with his forevr family!! Yeah!! (I haven't been on the computer much this summer, so I am trying to catch up, but have been praying for you.)

Denise said...

Praise God.

Annie said...

What to make for dinner? I thought - well, I'll try that "Navy Macaroni" and I found a recipe on-line!

“Navy”macaroni (‘Macaroni “po-flotsky”’)


Ingredients: macaroni (any kind, preferably small), 1 can of ONISS pâté, onions, spices, oil.


Process of cooking: Cut onions, fry them in oil for 10 min., add pâté and stir the mixture. Put macaroni into boiling water, add salt, pepper and bay leaf. When macaroni are ready pour out water and wash them thoroughly. Now, the SECRET: fry washed macaroni in much quantity of oil and add pâté with onions afterwards. Have a nice meal!