So we finally made it to Kyrgyzstan at 220 am. That flight from Istanbul to Bishkek seemed to stretch on forever. It was about 24 hours travel time altogether with layovers. We saw the coolest film on that leg called August Rush!! It was so appropriate for our trip to pick up our Phoebe. High on the recommended list, it just made our trip here more special. About a child looking for his family and how he orchestrates it into being, really, take a look!!
We were pleasantly surprised to see our facilitator waiting for us at the airport, it was so good to see her again, catch up with her, and find out more about Phoebe.
It's beautiful Easter weather here, 70 degress F sunny skies and we walked the town as well as went to the Beta store for our baby supplies, baby wipes, diapers, bottled water, and some snack food for us. It's not a far walk from here compared to the snowy, cold weather we left and we were sweating up a storm.
It is now less than 12 hours to pick up Miss PC. We are pretty tired but have to say it's been a blessing to not have responsibilities or lists to get done for the past day. We didn't realize that it took so much to be a parent, until you don't have the baby with you. We still miss Michael terribly but love the fact that he slept the first night without difficulty at the Stahls. That is a huge relief. It's our little 4 lb dog that is having issues adjusting...
For now, just enjoy our pics of Easter Sunday, reflecting on all Jesus did for us and thanking God for the gift of life!!!
John's hand compared to Kyrgyz's finest athlete, I think he's pretty close!
Travel trio at Parliament
Changing of the Guard
Scott said changing of the babies!!
Eating at a traditional Kyrgyz restaurant in the traditional manner, it's been great to have travelling buddies!!