It has been over a year since Ana came home to the USA.
We ran into the Pucketts in the PHX airport, having last seen them in the consulate in Sofia. It's a delightfully small world.
Cub shouted the whole ride home from the airport "NANA! NANA!" Took was asleep.
Our best friends were with us, having carved out several days from teacher-schedule in TX to come meet Ana and help out.
We sang the Doxology when we got to the house. It has remained one of Ana's favorite songs.
And then we began life with Ana. It has been a blessing, a challenge, a joy. Tomorrow, we go to meet with school people. It's pretty wild to think that the timid little fledgling who sat next to me and held my fingers on the car ride from the orphanage to Sofia will step out (or wheel out) into the world just a little. We are praying it is a good transition, that she will like school, and that there will be good people to work with her.
Much has changed in our lives, as the boys grow, Ana grows, Mama and baby#3 grow, and I rearrange things to accommodate seminary. God is faithful, and we are thankful for your support and prayers. Christ has conquered sin and death, and sends his Spirit on his people. We have much to be thankful for.