Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Gotcha Day!!!!!

Guess who I am currently watching snooze away?

Ivan officially became Samuel James Kramer today!  We have the passport and birth certificate to prove it...that's right.  All.In.One.Day!

We can officially shout from the rooftops the miracle that took place.  Our 10 day waiting period was waived!!!  That means that today we picked our son up from his baby house...more on that later...and we will be leaving on a train back to Moscow tonight!!!  You read that right....TONIGHT!  Samuel will  have his medical exam in the morning if all goes well. 

The next days will be long especially with Samuel in tow.  Everything that has ever been "normal" for him is now very different.  From food, to sleep, the way we smell and sound, our touch, his routine, the children he grew up with...all very different.  In the long run, it is a change that will bring life and love to this precious child...our son!  But in the interim, we know things will be difficult.  We can already say that he did not enjoy the shower (couldn't do a bath, and don't know if he has ever had a full one) and he really doesn't like what we tried to feed him:( 

Please pray that we can find something he likes to eat and that we can keep him well hydrated!

We cannot believe he is with us!  And we are in awe of everything that the Lord has done!

We will share more on court and our day later.  We have to pack to get on the train and are hoping that Samuel will drift easily back to sleep:)

More tomorrow!

11 comments:

Renee said...

Thank you Jesus!!!! Oh if you could see the smile on my face right now!! That is just incredible, so very, very happy for you. Praying God will walk you through this transition time and little Sam learns to enjoy all the blessings this world has to offer. Much, much love, Renee

The Moore Family said...

WOW!!! Praise the Lord. He provides so abundantly and this process has taught me that (and I'm sure you too!!!). We are praying for the transition and travels. LOVE YOU!!! Can't wait to meet Samuel.

Lindsay said...

Praise God!!! The Father's heart for orphans and the way He is working through your family is incredible. I wish I still lived in Murfreesboro so I could see yall come to the airport but I am SO SO SO SO SO SO SO happy for yall!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

asimplereverie said...

YAY!!! So happy for you! Praying for the transition and for his little taste buds :) Can't wait to hear more. Can't wait to meet him. Can't wait to hug you!!!!

The Arnold Family said...

I have been waiting all day to read this.....how wonderful! Congratulations!

Rachael said...

Congratulations and Thank you Jesus!!!
You don't know how relieved I am that you didnt have to stay there by yourself waiting for the 10 day wiating period.
I am so happy for you, Derek, Emily, TK and Stella. A new little brother to love on and a new nephew for me :-)

BTW... I love my shirt!

Love you tons...Be Safe.

Kolby said...

Amazing news!! I get chills every time I read your blog. We serve an AWESOME GOD! How amazing that he has used your family is this wonderful plan for Samuel's life!

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I've been thinking about you all day. I'm so excited for you all! Safe travels!

Gentry said...

This is wonderful news, Karen! I am so amazed at how quick this happened! Prayers for transition time and that you can get home soon. I love the name Samuel!

patsy said...

catching up on your posts today ....and i am in tears. happy, happy tears. knowing you finally have your son, reading your amazing words in your previous post, and tears thinking about meeting samuel. saying many prayers here for a safe trip home...

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

you are awesome! that little sam has my heart as do you all! i a soglad you have got him!x