Friday, October 12, 2007

The judge has signed!

Good news -- the judge signed off on Anya Rashi's paperwork, so the last steps of our adoption process are in motion! While the orphanage director, Ms. Roy, starts our daughter's passport, we are checking out hotel information and flights. As soon as her passport is completed, we can make plans to fly. We hope we will take our trip in mid- to late November, but it all depends on when that passport is finished.

Peter is visibly ecstatic and happy, while I am in mama mode: making mental lists of what needs to be done before we fly. He is the computer guru, checking out travel information, while I am concerned with the home front: making arrangements for Aaron and Nathan while we're gone, doing clothing inventory to be sure we have things that will fit Anya Rashi, getting the suitcase of orphanage donations ready, searching for bottle nipples to fit the glass bottles my mom saved from when I was a baby, etc. etc.!

Actually, I'm in a bit of a daze . . . I can't believe it's finally happening! Yesterday, I had a few moments to think, and for the first time was just purely excited about going to India. As a child and a teenager, I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd travel there. God has strange and wonderful ways of surprising me with his plans for my life . . . I love dreaming about his plans for Anya Rashi. Wonder what surprises he has in store for her?

8 comments:

Sheri said...

congratulations!
I hope her passport comes soon and you'll be on your way to Kolkatta!
Sheri (home with Maya for 6 months)

Amy and Clint said...

Congrats!

Pam said...

Congralations! Bring on India!! ;o) I never in my wildest dreams thought I would go to India either. A friends quotes this: "God's plans put man's best dreams to shame!" Enjoy this time!
Pam
Micah's Momma (home from India about 9 months!)

Beth said...

Great news! So very happy for you!!! :)

Julie & Patrick said...

Congratulations!

It was only a month ago that I saw your daughter in the same crib with Devi and it was so hard to know that her time was not yet here to come home. Now it is! and we couldn't be more happy for all of you!

Julie

Eric said...

We are so happy for all of you. We have been where you are, preparing to bring this special one home. I share from a piece I wrote for a dear friend -- Margaret's flower gardens were living quilts. The patterns and rainbow colors spoke to her in a special way. Each blossom was a miracle. No flower was common. Margaret looked at life that same way. Each of us as a miracle. Not one of us as common. Blessings to all. Mom and Dad Nelson

Eric said...

We are so happy for all of you. We have been where you are, preparing to bring this special one home. I share from a piece I wrote for a dear friend -- Margaret's flower gardens were living quilts. The patterns and rainbow colors spoke to her in a special way. Each blossom was a miracle. No flower was common. Margaret looked at life that same way. Each of us as a miracle. Not one of us as common. Blessings to all. Mom and Dad Nelson

clint-sarah said...

Hello Leschkes,
This is Senora Ward here-- the boys' Spanish teacher at Classical. I just wanted to let you know that I found your blog through my husband's aunt and uncle-- The Borskis from Mosinee. I thought what a small world when I found out you are adopting your daughter from the same orphanage that Ahlyana is from. Best wishes!