Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I hope I can get this to work. I found this while searching things out on youtube. A lot of you do not know the story of how we actually able to travel to adopt Nikolas. We had waiting for almost 2 years for our little boy from Irkutsk, Russia.

We were getting closer to getting a court hearing when we got a phone call about a possible stoppage of adoptions in Russia (now we know that this comes up a lot but at the time we had no idea) we were told that possibly we could travel in February (this was end of Nov) if we were able to go at all. Of course we were devastated as we thought we would go anytime.

One Sunday in early December we were eating breakfast before church and I was reading the sunday paper and the first page had a huge picture of a military plane crash. It said Irkutsk right on the front page and that it had hit an apartment building and had burned down an orphanage next door. Of course we were horrified because at the time we had no idea which orphanage Nikolas had been in.

I found this on youtube so I hope it works. We were able to visit this site 1 week after this crash happened and there was a huge memorial to the victims.



This was the actual footage of the site that we were able to visit. The day after this happened we found out we had to get to Irkutsk by that Thursday to get our son because they had to make room for all the orphans that had been in the burned out building. The govenor was making special arrangements for all families waiting to get their kids immediately. I just came across this and it brough tears to my eyes to think of the way God works and that he knows ALL!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Tori said...

Hey Brenda. This is Tori. Um... you said you wanted a way to get to my blog and stuff, so I hope this works for you. I just found out sometime last year that Nik was adopted... I thought he wasn't for a long time. I used to think that Heather and Katie were like fraternal twins or something. I can see you laughing at me too, just so you know!! It isn't funny, I didn't know you then.

Mari said...

I remember when that happened, and how we didn't know which one Nikolas was in. Isn't it awesome how God handled everything?

Tori said...

Okay, obviously you can't get to my blog from there, so if you want to get to it, type in www.xanga.com/seein_stars053

and you should get to my blog!! Hope that works now.

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Wow- that is amazing and how cool how God had this all in his plan to bring Nik home!!

The Jeltemas said...

Awesome Brenda!
Wait upon the Lord....