It is truly amazing the things that you can find to occupy yourself with while you wait for time to pass. We are so anxious to get back to our boys that we can't sit around idly. We are finding little projects to keep us busy and to take our minds off of the boys. The fabulous spring weather certainly helps. We took the opportunity to spruce up our back yard when we had such beautiful weather here last week. As you can tell, we have more work to do. Grass doesn't seem to grow well in our back yard.
We still don't know for sure when we will be going back to Russia. We met with our case worker yesterday and turned in all of our paperwork for court. Our case worker in Vladivostok has everything she needs to meet with the judge and set a court date. However, there are several Russian holidays coming up. Therefore, we should not expect to hear anything until mid-May. If we receive some good news by then, we should be traveling in early June. It will be about a three-week trip, so we may even be gone in part July.
We continue to pray for ALL waiting families and the children who really want to come home. We know that patience is a virtue and will be rewarded when we hold our children in our arms.
Joel and Clarion
Even the dogs can't wait for the boys to come home!