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 :)