The facilitator asked if he had any questions for us or concerns about moving to America. He said he had one. He's hoping when he comes home someone could help him learn English! We have several friends who speak Russian and we have Rosetta Stone in English for him.
Later he asked, after we have court, could we have a party at the orphanage to celebrate his being adopted and say good bye to his friends. Absolutely! We also let him know he could Skype with his friends after he's home.
We brought out the iPad to listen to music today. He was going through different songs, then would click to something else. After several songs he clicked on the group Avalon and the song was Adonai. He did not change this song. He doesn't know English very well, but there was something about this song that touched him. He listened to it all the way through. Unlike the other songs he would change before they finished. I closed my eyes, sang, prayed and worshiped while being with my new son.
"You're the Maker of each moment. Father of my HOPE and FREEDOM, oh my Adonai....
"One trembling heart and soul becomes a servant bold and courageous. You pulled across the mountains and the seas, I answer from the deepest part of me, Adonai!"
How fitting. The Lord is Andrey's father of hope and freedom. Andrey was a trembling heart who became bold and courageous to make the decision to have a family. When it was over, he let us know that he really liked that song. I do, too!
Here is a picture from yesterday with his best friend. (who has a mama and is not an orphan. He goes to the school at the orphanage.)
A beautiful, blessed day! Thank you mighty prayer warriors! Please keep going on Andrey's behalf. I'd like to see that smile stay. Isn't it a great smile?