Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 5- our first train ride

I'm so thankful for you all. I can't tell you how much your tips, advice, prayer and support mean to Josh and I. It's great to see and read your comments on my posts. I find myself checking my email often.

Our journey is about to get much harder as we travel to region where the orphanage is located. I'm relying on God's grace to help us process what we will see. Please pray with us for our adoption to be expeditied in only the way God can do. We are praying that we can have court before the vote goes up. I don't know what is going to happen but my God does, and I can rest knowing He is in control.

We are taking the night train to region and then hopefully will be going to the orphange in the morning. Which means the next I post I should have pictures of us and our boys! But for now I will leave you with pics of the pics that we saw yesterday of our little guys.


Baby pic of Yuri.

Yuri at about 18 months

Bohdan at probably a year. Look at the face!!



20 comments:

  1. Awww, are they adorable or what?

    I can hardly wait until your next post!
    :)

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  2. Ohhh Autumn they are cute beyond words, I'm seriously crying! In the second pic, Yuri has the same expression on his face that he has in one of the pics of when he is older - how cute is that?! And Bohdi, sweet litle Bohdi...so tiny. Can't wait til you can get him home and we start seeing him filled out! Your 10 day wait has been weighing heavily on my mind and heart, I have been praying that it will be waived (I know it's unheard of but...with the vote coming up and these precious little boys in the balance, I am praying for a judge with a soft heart). Waiting anxiously for your next post!!!

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  3. Would you all just hurry up AND GET THERE so I can see pictures of those boys???? I'm getting a bit impatient over here to see and know that all is well with them.

    Seriously - Praying - praying!! Your hearts will struggle with all that you will see - you will weep and rejoice and weep again. Broken hearts are good. Remember that. It brings us closer to understanding God's heart. His desires. His passion. So I'm praying and holding my breath to see those tiny little guys. Rejoicing - ever rejoicing that you are there to bring them life and hope!

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  4. Oh that hair on Bohdan! :) He had little old man head. :) So tiny.

    And Yuri has always had those inquisitive eyes!

    I pray for you guys every night! (and other times) can't wait to see you get there and hold them in your arms!!! I want Yuri to be picked up out of that crib!!

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  5. They are too precious for words! Can't wait to hear how your meeting goes meeting your little boys.

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  6. They are so tiny and so beautiful. What a precious gift for you to have these pictures.

    Be blessed
    Ashlee
    http://ourjourneytoadoption.beckfamily143.com/

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  7. Dear Autumn & Josh,

    We made it home! Tom is getting ready to come back in a few days. We will be praying for both of you and the boys. What an exciting time! I wish you could check on our little one for us, but I know the rules:( We will be thinking about your first meeting and we can't wait to see pictures. Praying!
    Patty & Tom

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  8. What a wonderful blessing to have their baby pictures! You will treasure those forever!

    I am thinking of you constantly and re-living our first trip to the orphanage. Its out in the country and then kind of in a neighborhood - when you see the colorful fence then you know you are close! :)

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  9. Little Bohdan weighed so heavy on your hearts and were overjoyed when we learned he had a wonderful family all his own. Thank you for sharing your journey and I can't wait to hear about your first meeting!!

    Praying for you all!
    Kathryn

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  10. They are so BEAUTIFUL, Autumn--I can't stand it! I want to kiss those sweet faces. I love Bodhan's little hand gesture! I'll be praying for you guys all the time! Lyndsay and I text each other about you--"Did she post yet, did she post yet?!?!" We are SO EXCITED!!!

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  11. Praying for you and your sweet boys. Cannot wait to see pictures of your first visit together.

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  12. So glad that you were able to get photos of their younger photos. They are so CUTE!!

    Can't wait for you to have your boys in your arms. Of course selfishly I can't wait to see pictures of your boys in your arms, but I'll have to wait. Your boys however have waited long enough, and now you are there!!!!! I am so happy and excitied for them too.

    Give them a little bit of love from all of us too:)

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  13. Wow so amazed with how prayers can be answered. Stopping by from Life Rearranged. I think it is a wonderful thing that you are doing, adopting the two boys. I pray that God will bless your family and keep you all well and safe. Congratulations.
    http://www.alwaysinwonder.com

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  14. I have been following your journey since about July. All I can say is that I CANT WAIT to see how the boys are doing and to hear that Yuri finally got picked up out of his crib by his new momma! What an amazing journey you are on and you have touched so many live along the way, including mine.
    ~Kristin~

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  15. I love it! Sooooo adorable : ) Like everyone else, I am on pins and needles waiting to see pictures of you with your two babies......CAN'T WAIT!!!!! Thanks for keeping us updated. Still praying.....

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  16. Oh my word....I'm sitting here thinking that you are ALMOST in Kharkiv! I cannot believe you are so close, friend. My heart is leaping in my chest. I cannot wait to see pics of your treasures. Oh God in heaven--you are so good.

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  17. I love those babies! I feel like I'm on your journey with you. Like everyone else, can't wait for you to get your hands on them!

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  18. Cant wait to see the boys either, sending hugs from new zealand.

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  19. Wow! You are truly there. I hope things go very well as you meet your new sons.
    Joy,RR

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  20. I missed this post ....glad I got to see it today - I LOVE the pictures - what a gift to receive. Praying, Praying, Praying!

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