Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The first 5 days...or so.

The first 5 days .... or so... .and I have completely lost track of what day it is.

We got into Warsaw  Friday on a foggy afternoon, both outside and internally.    Adam and Aggie slept about 8 hours of the 9 hour flight, Lee slept about 4 hours, and I slept what felt like about 2.   There was quite a bit of turbulence about 1/2 way through the flight and  the kids and Lee were sitting in a row of three and I was in front of them  in between two men who did not offer their arms to me to grip tight every time the plane bounced around!  LOL!

On Saturday, we had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Sean and Margaret and their very, very  sweet boy, from Match Made in Heaven.   Let me assure you it truly is a Match!  They have a wonderful apartment in the heart of Old Town  in Warsaw and  we have made arrangements to rent it as well.   The best part is it is only one block from COFFEE HEAVEN! Most will remember our routine last time around ALWAYS started off with a 25  minute morning  walk to Coffee Heaven.  Now it will be a 2 minute walk! 

On Sunday our favorite driver, Grzegorz  drove us the three hours to Olstzyn and we settled in at the  Warminski Hotel.   We walked to the completely packed  KFC at the mall and got dinner.  We stuck out like a sore thumb the minute we opened our mouths!!

On Monday we connected with Magda and went to the Adoption Center to meet the director and psychologist and then FINALLY we drove 40 minutes to Ostrada to meet the sweetest little gem in the whole world.  Adam and Aggie introduced themselves just as we had rehearsed.  "Hi, My name is Aggie, I am your big sister, do you want to play with me?"   and Adam likewise.  I was so proud of him when he got the "big brother" part correct, because we had been struggling getting that right!

We spent a wonderful afternoon with the Foster Family and were treated to a very yummy lunch.   We learned a lot and I took tons of notes.   What an incredibly, loving family and Lee and I feel so blessed to have them a part of this story.  

At the end of the day, we checked into our apartment, exhausted and still battling jet lag, however, we made a run to the grocery store for supplies and unpacked the rest of the evening.  

Now what day is it??   On Tuesday we had another fabulous visit and explored the town a bit.

Wednesday was Court day.  Thank you to all my friends and family for praying for calmness at 6 am in the morning.   I truly felt the power as we stepped into court at 1:00 pm.   It lasted 2 hours and I was on the stand for 40 minutes.  The Lawyer commented that I did a really good job!   Lee was on the stand for the same amount of time.

Following court we came back to the apartment, the foster mom tenderly hugged the precious gem and left. Let the Bonding begin!  We will be back in court on March 6th !

Oh, and it has snowed EVERY day we have been here :)



Kenton and Amie said...

Yeah! We are so excited and happy for you guys! How are Adam and Aggie doing with the new sibling?

40 minutes on the stand.Yikes, the thought scares me! You will have to help me prepare once we get our dates ;)!

Have a great time and we can't wait to hear more!

linda said...

Martha and Lee!! I am so excited for you and your family! I love your blog- thank you for sharing! I am praying for your safety and peace and for your amazing love. I can't wait to meet the new Weyers family. Love you!

kelly said...

So excited for you!! Enjoy this time with your little gem :) looking forward to pictures with everyone!

Jennifer A. said...

It is great to hear your update!!! How wonderful that your little one has been with a loving foster family. Hoping the bonding is going well and that you get a little warmer weather at some point soon!

Heidi said...

Oh I am so excited for all 5 of you! How are Adam, Aggie, and their baby sister adjusting to life together? I can't wait until you are allowed to share pictures. I hope and pray everything is going well.

Jennifer said...

sorry... I am still rereading the 40 minutes on the stand. That would have freaked me out. Glad to hear how everything is going!!!

Tom and Kara said...

Ahh how wonderful and AMAZING!! I just cannot imagine what it felt like to meet this gem, and with siblings no less! The POWER of love in the world today is so awesome.

I hope your bonding is going OK, I justt cannot wait to hear more! Hang in there, mom to be of 3!!

Laura and Brian said...

This is completely fabulous! Wow, 40 minutes- glad we were in Biskupiec for our court date lol. Hang in there and enjoy the ride!

James and Melanie said...

Oh Wow! 40 minutes! What was that for? Glad it went well! Can't wait to see pics of all 3 of your gems together! Praying for great weeks to come!!!