Monday, January 28, 2013

Less than 24 hrs

In less than 24 hours, we will pick up Polina. My first job as her Momma, cover my baby girl in каламин Лосьон  and cuddle her. That's right - she's got chicken pox. At least that's what they think it is. We will have a doctor come to see her where we are staying to know for sure what we are dealing with. She is far enough into it that it shouldn't hinder our process as long as it is in fact chicken pox.
It was very humbling today when we met with our facilitator and she told us it is widely believed that my Dec. 26 blog that was translated & published all over Russian blogs was an integral part of the decision to allow those through the court system to come home. That's what it's all about for me - getting all of the orphans that have met their parents home.
Other than that, things are going well. We are meeting with "old" and new friends and filling out paperwork, going to the grocery store & pharmacy. I'm reading more and more and recognizing places. I'm sad to know that this is our last time here for awhile. My heart has grown huge for the Russian citizens & of course the orphans! I know that God is working there somehow. He knows where it is going even while I do not.


  1. I hope everything will be fine for Polina and you.

    From Russia with love

  2. Dear Kendra and Jason,

    I'm so glad to know you are getting Polina home! (I've been thinking about your daughter and you quite a lot recently.)

    I wish Polina good health (hope she will get well very soon) and all the best to all of you!

    - Kirill

  3. Chicken pox? Oh dear! Definitely a time for snuggling and cuddling. I saw the Calamine lotion and thought -- a swarm of midges? I will pray that it is indeed chicken pox, and that your (plural) trip home goes ... and goes smoothly.

    I'm starting to work on my happy dance for when I hear Polina in v Amerike.

  4. I've followed your journey for the last couple weeks and am so joyous that you will be bringing your daughter home. Many blessings and safe travels!!

  5. So thankful to read this! I hope your homeward journey goes smoothly, and that Polina will have an easy time of it, too. So glad she will be yours at last...

    Very best wishes,
    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from EE
    and Cousin to many from AR!

  6. Thank you for all you do!
    Always waiting for your new post here...

  7. Kendra:
    We've never met, but I've followed your story since it aired on ABC, and I've read your entire blog. I am so excited for you, your family, and for Polina. I can tell that she's coming from a hard life into a loving home, where she'll be raised by two wonderful parents and grow up with a fabulous older brother. Polina seems like a wonderful little girl with a great personality in need of a family. You are doing a truly wonderful thing, and I know Polina will be your daughter as much as Carter is your son, and that you will love her with all your heart.
    - Susannah

  8. Have them check for scabies and MRSA. Our daughter had both when we picked her up. Both are easy to deal with with the right creams and antibiotics.