Archive for April, 2007

The journey home

The smile entered his face on the right side and traversed the full length is moments. Then the laugh began. Nikolai approved of our room at the National Hotel in Moscow. It was spacious compared to the room at the Park Inn. There was plenty of area for the children to run, play, and fall […]

1 comment April 24th, 2007

Gotcha Day: April 10th

Though there was a smile on her face, her true emotion was betrayed by the tear drop suspended just below the inside corner of her right eye. Her little hands wrapped around the railing as she watched Dascha and me descend the staircase to depart that final time. Her face, her sadness, her yearning; such […]

1 comment April 20th, 2007

We are home…all of us

I will write an epilogue when there is time, but we are home, children and all. Finally, we are done with the adoption. Now we can just be sleep deprived, overjoyed, “oh-my-god-what-have-we-got-our-selves-into” parents.

2 comments April 17th, 2007

Ekaterinburg Trip 2 Travelog: Day 18

If fortune continues to rain upon us, this will be my last entry written in Russia. Tomorrow is the day we are to pick up the resolution of the court and file all the documents that need filing to finally, finally, pick up the children. We are hoping, then, that by late afternoon tomorrow, we […]

2 comments April 9th, 2007

Ekaterinburg Trip 2 Travelog: Day 16 – Happy Easter

Religion and spirituality is a personal calling and a sensitive one to discuss. That Tanya and I have been living through a miracle is something that neither of us can deny. I accept that others may see such events as happy chance or fortuitous coincidence. For us however, there has been too purposeful a hand […]

1 comment April 7th, 2007

Ekaterinburg Trip 2 Travelog: Day 14

Tanya and I caught the glint of his eye at the same moment. For both of us time slowed as we realized he was going to try to run for the first time. We also saw, too late, his loose right shoot. We saw his foot lift out of the shoe and catch on the […]

2 comments April 5th, 2007

Ekaterinburg Trip 2 Travelog: Day 12

Imagine running a marathon. Imagine then the feeling you have towards that last mile, the exhaustion, the determination. Then imagine the realization upon reaching the finish line that you have to immediately run another marathon. Imagine the further realization that you don’t know how many consecutive marathons you need to run and that you have […]

7 comments April 3rd, 2007

Ekaterinburg Trip 2 Travelog: Day 10

I sit at the hotel bar, sipping a cup of tea catching up on some work as the children nap at Baby House #5. Behind me are the sounds of children playing and a saxophone playing “Only You”. It is Sunday afternoon here and the hotel has a family brunch, with jazz every Sunday. There […]

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