The Pitman's Journey To Russia

Our journey to adopt three beautiful children from Vladivostok, Russia

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Last Night In Vlad

Well, this is our last night in Vlad. Horray!!! Eric and I are just sitting here discussing all the different events in our journey towards these children. It has been quite the journey! The peaks and valleys of waiting are so worth it as we count down the days to leave Russia and start our new life in America with our three beautiful children. We have been so blessed to have met so many wonderful families and have made lasting friendships throughout this process. God really does have a way of bringing people together. We would like to thank everyone who has been there to support us, to help us through all this and those who emailed us during our looooong stay in Russia. We could not have done this without our parents and our sisters and their families. We also would like to thank the Fritsches. They have been such wonderful friends and such a great asset when we had questions. We hope that we can do that for another family someday. We are so blessed to have these three children in our lives now. They are bringing so much joy and laughter even though we have the trying times inbetween. We will keep everyone posted on what is happening. Thanks again for everything.


Bill and Myra said...

I hope you have a safe trip to Moscow and home! I love the family picture.

Blessings to you!


Joel and Clarion said...

Hey Guys! We have enjoyed rejoicing in your journey along with you. We're so thrilled that things have gone so well. We can't wait to be a part of your new life in the states. See you when you get back!

Roger and Joanne said...

It must be a bit sad leaving the only city the children have ever known and the place where you've created so many new memories. But, of course, exciting times lay ahead. Safe, safe travels for everyone on your long flights. Thanks for the encouraging words that the wait is definitely worth it. Look forward to new posts and new experiences for the children. What a great looking family!


Anonymous said...

God's blessings as your time in Russia draw to a close and you look forward to beginning life as a family in your own home. What a wonderful Christmas gift.

Joel, Clarion, Slav and Sergei will be arriving in Houston in a couple of days to spend Christmas with us. The boys will get to meet the entire extended family. We are so blessed...and so excited!

A very Merry Christmas to all of you.

Cheryl Fritsche

Cindy said...

You all look so darn cute. Congratulations! Get ready for lots of activity in Moscow, and Merry Christmas! Godspeed on your trip home from Russia. I'll be thinking of you all.

Cindy & Vika

Carey and Norman said...

Love the new header photo. Too sweet.

I'm glad you had a nice stay in Vlad. Looking forward to hearing about your flights home.

I agree that adoption introduces you to many new friends and experiences. We have been blessed by all the friends we've made since we began our journey. So glad you had the same experience!

Anonymous said...

You all look like you have been together forever. I am so happy for you all. Kathy Olliff

Heather said...

We can only imagine the joy you feel in leaving the Vlad Inn. In a strange way we are sure it was like leaving home a bit. We hope that all goes well in Moscow and that you are back to the U.S. in no time. Hopefully the peesit streak has calmed down for you :o)
Merry Christmas Pitman Family!
~Justin and Heather Overstreet