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Monday, April 19, 2010

We're still here!

Did you really think I'd have any exciting news to share? No, we're here. Sitting in a hotel room, counting our blessings. We *could* be trapped in an airport. We *could* be without internet (shudder!) We could be in a lot worse situation than we are. But, even though things are good at the moment, they can change quickly. Most people traveling for humanitarian purposes don't budget for a lot of extra money "just in case". Besides, who prays that no volcanos will erupt while on a trip?

We'll be on the news tonight. Shelley was interviewed by phone by CNN a little while ago, and it will air on CNN international. I was interviewed via Skype by KSTP Channel 5 in Minneapolis, and it will air on the 6:00 news.

To all our friends and family, I'm sorry that you'll be hearing news for the first time...on the news...about a decision Dean and I have made. We love you, we just had planned on talking about this more when I got home. But here I am in Bulgaria, and "M's" time is running out. So, there ya go! Between getting stuck here in Bulgaria, and funding the adoption of M, things will be financially interesting. But we'll get her home. If you're new to the blog, you can find out more about "M" here. (scroll down once you get there, you'll find what I'm talking about.) She's amazing, and she needs to get out of Serbia SOON! Also, please visit the CTR blog to find out why I'm here in the first place!

It was suggested to put a donation button up on the blog. I'll will be having to purchase new tickets from Germany...eventually...hopefully sooner than later! If you're interested in helping me get home, the button is on the right sidebar. I feel really weird mentioning that, but I guess I'll have to get over it. Thank you so very much for helping me get home.


Molly said...

So if I understand this properly congratulations are in order! Except I'm confused. and not in Minneapolis so I can't watch the news... but regardless i am praying for you!

Molly said...

plus, I may not fully understand what's going on, but I know that God knows, and that's what matters!

annofthejungle said...

I'm speechless! I can't wait to talk to you when you get home. Wow!


JennyH said...

Are you adopting M?? That would be wonderful. I remember seeing her on RR.

Congrats to you guys.

Still praying you get home soon!!!
Take care.

Googsmom said...

OK I had to read that three times! I'm soooo excited!!

Karien Prinlsoo said...

Wow, Leah, I just knew it! I knew you couldn't leave her behind! Pitty I won't be able to see your news. I'm still praying and also trusting God for a miracle in both finances and travel arrangements.

Christina said...

Ok I am a little confused..are you funding the adoption for another family or adopting her yourselves? If it's you congrats!!!

Bethany said...

I can't believe all of this! Praying you home soon! And wow on M! Can't wait to hear more!