Well after the hurdles we have faced to get this little guy home, he is finally here. I want to thank Tina for accompanying Debbie on this trip; not only for my peace of mind, but also for Debbies sanity. Sometimes things in the Ukraine will put you about two parallels south of the nuthouse. It seems that until the very last moment of leaving and returning to the good old US of A, there was always one last hurdle. I can not tell you the anxious feeling I had waiting for Debbie to walk through the doors in the arrival lobby at the airport. When we saw each other we were both very teary eyed. It is like the feeling you have when you have given everything towards a goal and you finally accomplish it; this was our amazing race! When Carter saw Debbie and Stas he was ecstatic. I had just given him a cookie and when he saw them he dropped it and pointed at them and yelled mama!! To some this may not be a big deal, but for Carter it is the equivalent of a Samurai Warrior dropping his sword; it just doesn't happen. We embraced and for the first time in 12 days I felt whole again. This is my family and then some. Carter kissed Stasik and said his name. We have been working in this and he came through with flying colors just as he always does. We had a family picture taken and then we were off to head back to Port Neches. It still saddens me to see how small Stasik is. He has however gained a pound over the last couple of weeks and we will work very hard to keep those pounds coming. If Stasik will just watch his brother pound out the calories, he will be ok. Tomorrow we go to the doctor first thing in the morning and begin our search for answers to our medical concerns.
I have decided to keep this blog going. The new journey starts tomorrow!! If you would like to continue reading, then fasten your seatbelt cause it is gonna be a heck of a ride!