Thursday, January 15, 2009

Home Bound

Well today Thursday we have made it to Kiev. We have Visas and are flying out on Friday AM. We are very tired as we traveled 12 hours by train and slept very little but we are very very excited to be coming home. Pray for our travels. God has been really showing us how much his hand is in everything. We have experienced ups and downs from the first day we arrived and he has not let us down this far!!!!

We were at the American Embassy in the final process and the lady helping us said, "Oh we need two copies of birth certificates, decrees, etc. and they need to be translated in english". I thought we did not have them in all our paperwork and was about ready to cry but we found them in some paperwork that was given to us for our own personal use. Praise the Lord. They would have needed to admit me to a sanitarium!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are now finishing up some final shopping for gifts and then plan to have a picnic type of snack night with the kids and then to bed for a few hours along with laundry and some repacking, then up at 2 for departure from the apartment at 4 A.M. We will be a tired bunch but happy to be home.

Wendi the girls would love some clothes/toys from Anya. We will be in touch when we get a chance to sit and relax for a few. Hope and pray to see you soon.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers and support. It has meant so much to us knowing that people care.

See you on the other side in AMERICA.

The Kochaneks.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure you guys are swamped, but I just wanted to check in to see if you all made it home safely. If so, I know there's so much laundry and settling in to be done. Just know we're thinking of and praying for you all.
The Zebells

Teresa said...

Chris ~

The girls are just beautiful!! I'm thrilled you all are home and hopefully getting settled in:) We'll have to catch up sometime ~ I changed my major at IWU and there is some news on the adoption front ~ we need God to get some paper work to the right place at the right time and then get Chinas blessing ~ if that all happens in the next couple of weeks ~ we may just have an announcement to make:)

Have a great day and congratulations again:)