Monday, July 2, 2007


The time has finally come and the process is over. Alena is ours and we are back home. We honestly wondered if we would ever get to this point. It has been a 1.5 year journey.

The trip to Russia, the ten day stay, and the return trip went very smoothly. We hit a couple of speed bumps along the way, but God made sure it didn't delay the process. Our agency (ABC Adoption out of Kansas) has two representatives in Russia that are very special ladies. Natasha and Nadya took fantastic care of us and treated us like their own children. We will forever be grateful to them. There are many stories from the trip that I am sure I will write about in future posts.

Now on to Alena. We couldn't have asked for a better child. Alena is a true gift from God. She has a very pleasant demeanor and rarely cries. When i say rarely cries, i really mean rarely cries.....on the 20 hour trip back from Moscow, she cried a total of about 30 seconds --- then we figured out that she had to go to the bathroom. She is adjusting well to the new home and boys already. The boys really love her and enjoy entertaining her.

It's good to be back and we look forward to what God has in store for us as she grows. Thanks for all of your prayers along the process, God did make the path smooth.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to play with you, Alena!

Mike said...

Welcome home Jay and Net, and welcome to the family, Alena. Uncle Mike and Aunt Abigail can't wait to meet you!

This is an amazing answer to prayer!

susie said...

Welcome, as well, from all of the Maleys. As Mike said, truly and answer to prayer. Only God knows how this story will unfold but we can be sure, He has a plan in place and we are all privaleged to be part of it. I can't wait to come see you tomorrow!


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Anonymous said...

We cant wait for you to teach us Russian. How cool it must be for you to be biligual at such a young age! Do you know how to do that very fancy russian dance where they say "Hey!" a lot and jump up and down? That would be cool... ok, seriously, are you gonna have a cool accent when you talk or not, cause I bet the guys will think that's pretty hot. :) oh no!~ now mom/dad have something like that to worry about like our mom and dad! hehehe... CONGRATS!!! you are soooo blessed!

Anonymous said...

Alena ... let this be the first of many nuggets that I give you: "Never let anyone outside the family know what you're thinking".

In order for this to make sense you will need to do the following things:

A. Learn English
B. Watch The Godfather
C. Appreciate the irony of Godfather quotes coming from me, your godfather.

I look forward to sharing laughs with you over these quotes. I anticpate we can do that sometime in the fall of 2024, perhaps a little earlier.