Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 29

We have an emergency at home and Brian needs to get home ASAP! He called the US embassy first thing this morning, which we knew was closed for Christmas Eve. Thankfully, he was able to get a hold of someone and explain our situation. They were kind enough to call the person in charge of our visa and that person was thoughtful enough to come in so Brian could sign the documents needed for him to be able to leave. Thank you Lord! They were appreciative that we had our forms already printed out and completed. Brian was able to go straight to the airport and catch his flight to London. Whether he could get a flight home from there was yet to be determined.

Alyona and I decided to break out a new toy we had found for her. Her caretaker at the baby home had told us about it and we were happy we were able to find one. We were both learning our Ukrainian letters and words.

Another first for Aly. We watched Winnie the Pooh together before bedtime. I forgot how much I love that Bear of Very Little Brain.

Brian just called me from London to say he was finally able to get a flight home on Christmas Day!

Your prayers for Brian's back and my daughter, Kira would be greatly appreciated.

Merry Christmas!


Mel said...

Praise God for understanding Embassy workers!! I hope that the emergency that has Brian flying home is something that he will be able to take care of once he is there and isn't too bad. Praying for you and Aly as you finish up your business and head home too! Hang in there April! Merry Christmas!

Sue & Bruce said...

Hi April - I'm so thankful that there were understanding people at the embassy to help out on the holiday. Kelsey's looking good - she's a great baker. I hope all goes well for you and Aly. Aly seems to enjoy having her hair down - she's such a cutie! Our prayers continue for all of the Swerds.

The Mac's House said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about the family emergency.

I love Winnie the Pooh it is a favorite here. Recently in the hospital this week w/2.5 granddaughter and watched the "vintage" Winnie the Pooh as the nurse put it. :) Love it.

Merry Christmas!

Hansina said...

Praying for your family and wishing you a Merry Christmas! Next year at Christmas will be so different! Hugs to you!

AddingOn said...

HI! Fellow RR Mom here. I just wanted to tell all of RR's overseas families Merry Christmas. I hope everything turns out alright for your family.
Your new addition is adorable!!

Nan and Dan said...

praying all is ok!! hugs!