our lives have become an endless game of Pictionary and charades. good thing we are game people.
we landed in Hartford at 11:38 PM EST. that means ALL of us we awake for 30 hours by the time we got our luggage. none of us slept on the plane or in the airport for more than 15-20 minutes at a time. and total we all had less than an hour sleep. the children were so well behaved and patient.
the only upset happened on descent into Hartford. i ruptured my right eardrum and Basha sobbed over her ears. we all have head colds. there were several people on the plane crying about their ears. ow!
the children were settled into their beds by 2 AM. ah finally all four beds filled. we have been looking at empty beds for months now. bliss. we tumbled into bed by 4 AM. i woke up a couple hours later expecting to see a hotel room and to my great relief, i was in my own bed. so thankful. so blessed. so content.
this morning went well. children had breakfast, got dressed, and played happily. today we are spending the day fighting bureaucracy to try to secure health insurance for the adopted children. we have spent over 2 hours already! every department is giving us a different answer. argh...lol.
interesting combination-jetlag+government confusion.
if this is the biggest challenge of the day, i'd say we are ahead of the game.
THANK YOU MY GOD FOR HELPING US TO GET HOME SAFELY. YOU ARE AMAZING IN YOUR LOVE. WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO BECOME A FAMILY OF SIX. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO HAVE LOVED AND ASSISTED US ALONG THIS JOURNEY. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES YOU GAVE US TO BE WITNESS TO YOUR GREAT LOVE OF THE ORPHAN AND YOUR PLAN FOR OUR FAMILY IN THIS CALL. AMEN.