Years ago Susanna and I became friends.
My children were younger and the oldest of her
ten children were around our boys ages.
We had a couple of play dates with the kids
but life has a way of getting busy and we became
acquaintances who would chat when we bumped into
each other at the store.
About two months ago their family walked into
church one morning and Susanna told me that
they had decided that Sonrise was going to be
their church home. I was so thrilled.
We could reconnect.
And we did.
Joe and Susanna, as you might remember from
a prior post are in the process of adopting a little
sweetheart from Bulgaria. Katie is nine years old
and has Down Syndrome. She is a tiny, tiny little
girl....about the size of an 18 month old or two year old.
Anyway, today is the day that Susanna left to go
to Bulgaria to meet this little darling for the first time.
Warren and I were privileged to drive her to the
airport and after a hug I walked away, leaving Susanna
at the bag check. Uggghhh, that was hard.
But as it is a very large
International airport and security is tight
we could only park for three minutes and then we
had to move.
Please pray for Susanna and her family as they
are separated for the next nine days. This part
will be so hard on them. Also pray that Susanna has
the words to communicate with the director of the
orphanage in Bulgaria. She has hopes of discovering
ways that we can help improve conditions for the
In just a couple of hours a plane will leave and fly
over the ocean to Europe. It will hold many people.
Some happy, some anxious and at least one who is
just bursting with anticipation at the days set before her.
She is going to meet her fourth daughter!!!