We are so happy to be home. I promise I will post lots of details when my head stops spinning. We got home last night (after being delayed and stuck in Washington DC for 16 hours and literally having to beg Luftstansa to put us on a plane in both St. Petersburg and Frankfurt due to a ticketing problem) Everything was quite an adventure.
But all those things aside, obviously our previous posts via blackberry did not work out so well, and in case you missed our facebook updates, here is the nitty gritty:
Baby Deetz is perfect. He wasn't so sure about us at first, which hurt our hearts at in the beginning(because we were the "momma" and "poppa" celebrities of his groupa, all the other 15 children were vying for our attention when we walked into the room), but really that was exactly the best way to be. He was very attached to his caregivers and orphanage doctors, and thought we were strange people speaking a language he didn't understand.Once we were left alone with him, he warmed right up. He is very independent, understands every word spoken to him (in Russian)Says more words than we originally anticipated, was super intelligent, and was a very serious little guy. His wheels were always turning. He is labeled by his caregivers as "foxy" which would translate in English to "mischievous". He was wise beyond his years. It's was hard to believe watching him that he just turned 2 last Saturday. He is such a little man!
I promise I will start a day by day once I feel a little better. Our heads are spinning and I want these next posts to make sense!
Most of all, we thank you for your prayers (and continued prayers) Chad and I decided that this was the hardest week (physically, mentally, spiritually) of our lives. I have never before felt so completely bathed in prayer. Every step we took felt as if you were walking right beside us.
Talk to you soon!