Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Webinar Report

Wow - so last night we watched the online webinar for the Ukraine program. The time in-country has increased to 6-8 weeks. That's a long freakin' time in a foreign country!! After seeing that, all sorts of thoughts come flooding into my head, mostly to do with work and the house and the dogs. How will we pay our bills while we're gone? How can we leave our dogs for 2 MONTHS?? How will we save the money to support ourselves while we are both off work for 2 months (and longer for me)? Somehow we have faith that it WILL work out and that this is meant to be. So...our application is complete and I am calling the agency today to see how they prefer it to be submitted.
So far, lots of friends & family have asked what they can do to help. Each one of you can help in your own way. Whether it's praying for a smooth process & trip, donating money to the cause, being there to lend an ear during those frustrating times (which we KNOW there are sure to be some of those!) or whatever else you can think of. We know you are all here to support us however you are able to. As Truman says, "I have no pride" - so we will take all the help that is offered!
Also, please don't be offended if we don't travel & visit much over the next year. We are attempting to save as much money as possible - but you are all welcome to travel to Kentucky and visit us!

Thank you all for following along with our story! We love you!


Nicky Hariford said...

Good for you two. I am sorry things haven't worked out for you so far but like you said, there is a reason for everything. I will pray for safety in your travels and professions that things will transition smoothly. Take lots of pictures, blog often, and know you are loved and supported! GOOD LUCK!!

Toni Congleton said...

Congratulations to you two! Being right around the corner, please let me (and Katie when she's in town...)know if there is something we can do. I had a Ukranian nanny for the twins for 2 years starting when they were 6 mo. old. As I'm sure you know, there is a BIG Ukranian community here, and I've gotten to know alot of people. Let me know if you'd like some introductions, maybe you can gather infromation from them. Toni

Rachel said...

Wow! 6-8 weeks!!! That is a long time. The only suggestions i can give you after having been out of the country for a long period of time also is to prewrite and presign checks and give them to someone you trust to send them in time. Also, have your mail forwarded to that person as well so they can open the bills as they come. Hopefully you can find someone who can take your dogs when the time comes, so at least they will be with a family. You know I would if i could... and maybe i still could if we get a house by then!