Monday, November 14, 2005

God is Good!!!

Today we met our children. We went to the orphanage this morning and met 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. After about 20 minutes we were asked to choose who we might want. The decision was actually easy for us, although we would have taken all 4 if we could. We decided on the 3yr old girl. We named her Grace Tanya. We then chose a one year old boy who will be called Michael Joseph. We decided to keep thier Russian names as part of their full names. Michael's Russian name is Miskalene which is Michael in English. Tanya is the girl's orphanage given name.
Now we spend the next two weeks bonding with them. We will go to the orphanage again today to start the process. We are very excited.
Please remember us in your thoughts and prayers. Because we are parents now, we don't know what we are doing. We will post pictures as soon as we can.

Da sveeyi dan ya,
Grace and Michael's parents hooray!


moira said...

Congratulations!!! We are very happy for you and can't wait to meet Grace and Michael. Give them big hugs from all of us. Love you!
Douglas cousins

J & J Zimmerman said...

Congradulations Mommy and Daddy. Kim called us at 6:30 AM to give us the news. Dad called Chris,s parents five minutes later, we are all so excited can,t wait to meet our first Grandchildren. WOW imagine us after all these years of waiting we are finally prandparents. I would have Dad open a bottle of champagne, but, it is a tad to early. Love You

Brigid said...

Today is the first day of the rest of all of your lives! What a beautiful beginning! Words can't express how happy we are for you and your children - God is Good!!
We love you and you are always in our thoughts and prayers! Uncle Mike, Aunt Brigid, Meghan, Caitlin, and Matthew

Maluszczak Family said...
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Maluszczak Family said...

Pozdravlyayu! Congratulations
Schast'ya i zdorov'ya! I wish you happiness and health

It is no wonder that your children's names have an origin/meaning with the word God (Michael- means "Like God"
Grace- means "Blessing from God").
It is God who brought you to your children and it is God who will be with you along the journey of parenthood. We are so very happy for your new family. Enjoy your time in your children's homeland. You will be in our prayers. We love you! Aunt Tara, Uncle Ed, Alana, Ian, Baby

Wayne said...

Chris and Barbara,
I wish you all the happiness and joy of being new parents. Indeed, God is Good in leading you to your wonderful children.
Enjoy the bonding experience and get home safely.
Take care.
Wayne Fletcher

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all - how blessed these children are to have such a loving family. These little ones will soon find out what it is to have cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and many friends, who are waiting anxiously to welcome you to America! God bless and safe trip home. Love from all the Commessos.

Margie said...

Congratulations!!!! Chris and Barbara are new parents!! We can't believe that things moved this quickly. I am so happy for your Four!!! May God bring you home safely...

God Gifted Parents

Margie Copeland-Williams

Anonymous said...

The Nikiel family join all in wishing you all of God's blessings. The boys were excited that they have a 44th and 45th cousin! We look forward to meeting Grace and Michael and in the meantime please give them a kiss from all of us. .love you and stay safe.tricia, bob,brian and kevin

Anonymous said...

The Van Syckle Clan is so excited for you - God is great! Who would have thought when Grandma & Grandpa Curran met at age 30 & 50+ that their 5 children would have 64 Grandchildren and growing.... What a beautiful family legacy. We can't wait to meet Grace & Michael at the next Curran reunion. We will pray for you & your little ones and your safe journey home. Love, Cousins Maria, Mike, Emily, Timmy & Julia

Kim and Charlie said...

Congratulations!!! Can't wait to meet my new niece and nephew. Look forward to your safe return. Love Uncle Buck and Aunt Kim.

Peggy & Ken said...

God is all-knowing!
You two are going to make great parents. Tears of joy are flowing!!! Embrace every moment with YOUR little girl and boy. Can't wait to meet Grace and Michael!
God Bless!
Peggy & Ken

Steve & Cheryl said...

Congratulations Chris, Barb and Family! Its been a long journey but worth the reward. Can’t wait to meet the kids. We will be anxiously waiting for new postings.

The Martoniks said...

Yeahh!!!!!, we are so happy for you. Can you see us doin the "happy dance?" This is truley a magical, blessed moment. Hugs and kisses to you all. We can't wait until your home!
Love the Martonik's

Anonymous said...

CONGRTAULATIONS !!! from the Stix family. Words cannot say how happy we are for you. Welcome to the wonderful world of Parenthood ! Can't wait to see the pictures and better yet meet Grace and Michael. Love, The Stix's

Anonymous said...

O.K Michael and Tanya, Aunt Chris has not stopped crying and your pictures are on every computer from here to Columbus Georgia. I can't stop looking at you!!!!I can't wait to give you a big hug. Love Aunt Chris, Uncle Bruce, Luke and Sam