The color yellow is everywhere! Spring is here and Latvia is transforming into a city of celebration. The street cafes are bringing out tables for dining outside. Musicians are all out playing on the side streets. The park is full of people including all of the American families in the adoption process. We spent 4 hours on Sunday in the park enjoying time with friends! What an amazing day!
Our Monday was a full day as we traveled down to Peter's region for our second court visit. It was a long and FAST ride....., but we survived! The court session was successful and we were approved as adoptive parents. This means that we can continue the bonding time at home. This was a very special day for our family! Peter finally has a family to love and take good care of him.
Tuesday morning was a special day for David as we attended his court here in Riga. It was a very emotional morning as he brought the whole room to tears. His speech to the court broke my heart! God truly has plans for this precious young man. Mike and I are overwhelmed by the love that we already feel for these boys.
After court, we enjoyed a quick lunch and then went back to the apartment. On our way home, we found two pieces of broken stone. We decided to bring the pieces home and write the boys old names in permanent marker on the stone and then toss them in the Daugava River. We believe the past is in the past! God has plans for these two boys to prosper....great plans for the future. We feel so honored to be a part of this plan.
Our night ended with a special birthday dinner for our friend Marci Burkhart. We had dinner over by the Riga center with the Burkharts, our translator Dace, and her husband and daughter, and their friend Alina. It was a wonderful day of special memories.
Tomorrow is our visa interview at the US Embassy. We are so excited as we are beginning to make plans to travel home. I miss my sweet children and cannot wait to grab them and give them lots of hugs and kisses. My heart is longing to have all of my loved ones together under one roof.