Friday, April 2, 2010


My!!!! Aren't we spoil by the ability to connect with the outside world? So, much to say about this past week and yet the words are so hard to come by. I will try and start with our arrival in Mesdra. Upon arriving we went steight to Danielle's orphange. As far as orphanges go it is very nice. Very clean and well kept. The director and staff were wonderful to work with and very open and happy about Danielle being adopted and hope for other children to get the opertunity to be a part of a family. Danielle is so amazing!!!!!! She is so very antimated. LOL She has an amazing smile and laugh. She has developed many of her own signs and did have a small vocabulary. Her favorite thing to do is color. Although it was mere scribbles, it was beautiful to her and me :o) As you can see in most pictures she very much liked her ring pops. The second day they brought her into town and we walked through Mezdra, which is a very charming and peaceful town. We played for a little while at the play ground. She loved being outside. You could tell she was having a great time. I have great video of our time at the park. It will have to wait until I get home, because I can't download on this computer.

Although the town was sweet, the hotel Rodina was, lets say very unexpected. Poor Toni!!! She felt awful about the hotel. LOL It was dreadful!!! LOL I was happy to just beable to see Danielle each day. I will add pictures of my room. Toni's brother Marty's room I guess was a twin to mine. Try not be be to jealious everyone ;o)
I wish I knew what to say in closing. How do you possibly put into to words the way my heart has been touch these last two weeks by these amazing children God has so graciously blessed our family with. How do I truly express my gratatude, respect and the love I have for Toni and her family and the amazing dedication they have to the children of Bulgaria. I can only hope that one heart will speak to another and my heart will be known. Now to look forward to the days to come and the return to Bulgaria to bring our children home.


schoolmother said...

THANKS for the update! Giggling at the hotel pictures. I am so happy that you are so in love with your new children.

The Spicer Family said...

Tracy! My heart is singing! Oh, to finally see pictures of Danielle and know she is happy and healthy! She is perfect and perfectly beautiful! I am so glad you are there and that you were able to love on your babies. I can't wait to see the picture of them in your home!! Jill

Amy L said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Oh my gosh, she is darling! You are BLESSED!!

Rachel said...

your children are beautiful!!!

Sally- That Girl! said...

I am glad you are back online. I was a little worried!!! My heart is smiling for you with your children!!!

soontobemomof9 said...

Danielle is adorable! What a joy to have her in your family! Your house will just be lively, and full of love!

The hotel... uh... wow. :)

Have you made it back yet?

MommaCandice said...

Oh Tracy- you don't know me, but through Reeces Rainbow, i know you- i am the single Canadian mom who had initially wanted to adopt your "Danielle" over a year and a half ago.... God worked in His own way and she wasn't meant to be mine... I cannot express to you what a blessing it was that the day after i sent the heart-breaking communique to Andrea that i could not continue with the adoption, I found out that your family had stepped up to the plate and accepted her... He is so good to us! Your blog is an absolute blessing- how amazing to see pictures of her healthy and happy- you are all in my prayers daily, and i send you much love!
I am now on a different (intended) road with the adoption of 2 Special Needs boys from the phillipines- a large portion of my heart remains in Bulgaria.
I wish you all the best,

Missy said...

Hey, Tracy! Sometime I need to get with your on that hypnosis thing; either that, or I'm sending it back. :o(

Shelley said...

I was following your blog, and have checked back frequently, but it appears you have stopped blogging (??). Hope everything went okay, and that there were no problems for you and your family!