"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Leaving Tomorrow.....

We are so excited! First, to see Bella again and to introduce her to Sissy! We leave tomorrow at 3:00 p.m from Bismarck and arrive in Kiev at 10:40 p.m. on Monday night.

I should be getting ready to go, but wanted to add a few more photos to our blog from our first visit to Kiev.

Sheer Joy!

Climbin' High!

Walking with our purses

Parking....no problem

Our kitchen

Hmmmm....looking for a good deal!

McDonald's with Natasha our translator and Anatoly our Facilitator

Bella....no description needed :)

In front of Dnipro River

Walkways go "underneath" the roads here...

Contrasts - in our apartment

A few hours after landing in Kiev - on our first trip!

My next post will be after court on Tuesday, July 28th. I am praying that we will have great news to share on that post!

Love in Him, Paula


  1. I've been praying for you... and will keep on it! For God's peace during this time of growth in trust, for safe travels, for Bella's transition out of the only home she's known, for the trip home, for your whole family as they transition to a new way of life... you all are loved and lifted up much! Enjoy your trip and bringing home your little girl!

  2. Praying! Looking forward to the GOOD news! :)

  3. Prayers for your court date later today (your time). I'll be praying tonight since you will already be done when I wake up! :)

  4. Sending prayers up to God that all will go smooth for you and tomorrow you will have another darling girl in your family!