Friday, August 27, 2010

It's Really Truly Here...We are Heading to Bulgaria!

Tomorrow is the day...a day for which I have waited and prayed for a looooooong time! It is here and OH MY STARS, the journey it has been and the powerful way in which God has revealed Himself leaves me a changed person. The funny thing is, though, that I know that I have only traveled a portion of this journey and I KNOW that I KNOW that I KNOW that God is going to continue to change me and continue to reveal Himself in so many ways!

So....first and foremost I just HAVE to say THANK YOU to so many people who have loved, supported, and encouraged us along the way!  I have had so many wonderful friends with a heart for orphans show up with bags and boxes of stuff for me to bring to donate to the orphanage! How could I ask for a greater blessing than those God has surrounded us with in our lives?

We have family and friends who have gone out of their way time and time again and I am so very thankful...thankful for a loving family and the most amazing friends ever who are caring for our boys while we are gone....thankful for friends who are checking in on our sweet dog, thankful for teachers who are going above and beyond to be a part of this adoption journey with our boys, thankful for the sweet presents for our precious little Selah, thankful for the massive donations to the orphanage, thankful for all the kind and encouraging words, and last but defintiely not least....I am so thankful to all of you who have kept us in your prayers and interceded on our behalf and on behalf of our Selah and all the other children in the orphanage where she lives. Please keep those prayers going because we still definitely need them and I am still counting on miracles to be unfolding day after day!

I am planning on being able to update this blog daily when we are in Bulgaria! Hopefully internet connections will be readily available!!!

Then they said, “Ask God whether or not our journey will be successful.”

“Go in peace,” the priest replied. “For the Lord is watching over your journey.” -Judges 18:5-6 (NLT)
Just a few shots of all the donations!!! Isn't it great?!


  1. Oh wow! I can't believe the turn your story has taken and I can't wait to "meet" Selah! Praying for safe travels and a precious visit with your little girl!

  2. Congrats Lori!! You have the mother-load of donations! Have a safe trip and I hope you fall in love with Bulgaria and your sweet Selah!!

  3. Have a wonderful time meeting your daughter! Love the name too. And Donna & Barry are wonderful...try to met up with them too. Safe travels.

  4. Have a great trip! We are in Bulgaria until next Friday. Let me know if a get together works.

  5. Lori and Bryan: I can't wait to read what's happening over there with you and your sweet girl. Write soon. Be safe...God has you safely in his arms. Rest in Him and all is well.
    I love you.