Friday, February 6, 2009

Moving Forward Friday

It's been a hard week, I won't sugar it! I miss my midnight marauder - he often would "talk" to me at night as he was bringing me his fresh catch of the eve (his toys). The house is quieter without him and I keep expecting to see him come out of the kitchen each night while I am watching TV.

Over the past couple weeks, I had been joking that my delays in getting back to Tatiana were in order for Sara and Stephen to get "caught" up to me so that we could go back to Vladivostok together. You may remember that our time lines throughout our adoptions have been EERILY similar. Unfortunately, they have had some recent "issues" to deal with surrounding their adoption. Now I think that maybe my delays were Gods way of allowing me to be with Murphy when he needed me most.

I typically have very vivid, wild and crazy dreams. The weird thing to me is that I can literally count on one hand how many times I have dreamt about Tatiana. Last night I had a very real dream about being back in Russia to pick her up. It wasn't exactly realistic - to my knowledge there is no gift shop in the Artem baby home!!! But it was very real. Oddly, due to the time change, when we are sleeping, the folks in Vladivostok are up doing their business.

This morning at 9:30 my phone rang with a good news update from my agency! We have some feedback from the judge -- and we are moving in the right direction. No court date yet -- but we are getting closer! The judge asked for 2 documents from the team in Vladivostok and 1 document that comes from my agency. Easy peasy, right? Let's hope so!

Thanks for all your prayers and thoughts over the past week. Let's hope we get additional great news over the next week or so!

12 comments:

findingourdaughter said...

Thank God for some news!!! I hope this means a court date is right around the corner!
I cannot wait to see you reunited with little T.
Big Hugs!

Chandra said...

So glad you got news! I know how hard it is not hearing anything, hopefully the paperwork will be gathered quickly and you can get a court date!

Nichole said...

You so deserve good news!! Congratulations. You will be in Russia before you know it!!

Nancy said...

Hallelujah! At least you've been assigned a judge and things are moving. YAY!!!

Laura W. Knight said...

Yay - I'm glad you got some good news to end the week. It's nice to know that things are being looked at and hopefully this is the last of the requests!

Troy and Rachel said...

That sure sounds like a step in the right direction. I know your missing your kitty cat and I'm thinking of you!

Kim said...

Wow - that's crazy. I had a dream over New Years that when we returned home our letter from USCIS was there and it was! Congratulations on the good news!!

Heather said...

Any news at this point is a step in the right direction. Just what you needed to end this crazy week!

Joy said...

I love that you got an update. You are so right things are headed in the right direction.
Joy

Roger and Joanne said...

After a tough week, it certainly must be nice to know they haven't "forgotten" about you and are moving along. Soon, soon....

Pam said...

I believe in dreams. Years ago, I dreamed S had twins. She didn't believe me. Btw, S's twins are doing well!

Laura said...

At this stage of the game, we live for **any** thread of news. Hang in there!

~Laura