After an incredibly bumpy and long ride over the Atlantic, a long layover and a delay in Paris, and another 2-hour flight, we finally made it to Sofia. We were so thankful to finally be on the ground. It was a strange feeling to have waited so long to get to Sophi's country, and then all of a sudden to realize that we were here!!! It was overwhelming in so many ways, and yesterday more than ever before I was reminded how hard this journey is. Between pregnancy, jet-lag, missing my little boys something crazy, and just the reality of what we are about to do, it all hit me like a ton of bricks, and I'm going to be completely honest. It was a hard day!!! There were many tears and many moments of doubt and many times I thought "what are we doing!" But the thing that continued to go through my sleep-deprived and overwhelmed mind was the reminder of ALL that Jesus had to endure to rescue me. My ransom cost HIm HIs very life. Yes, our journey to Sophi is hard, but it is such a tiny sacrifice to have to pay. This little girl, our precious daughter, that we will get to finally meet in just a few hours was chosen before the foundations of the world were formed to be part of our family. I am resting in God's faithfulness as I continue to trust Him to go before us and make the rough places smooth! He is faithful! His mercies are new every morning! He is leading us and guiding us and surrounding us with His tender mercies. We are safe in His hands, and I can entrust my precious little boys into HIs hands too! I'm so thankful tonight for that assurance as we take one more step on this journey of faith!
Here's a pic from our view of Sofia from our hotel room!
Melanie and Will
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Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit! Zechariah 4:6