Penny & Chris Goeppner are in the process of adopting two children from Russia.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Gotcha' Day Anniversary!

I can't believe it! It has been one year since we picked up Roman and Jadon from the orphanage and finally became a family. I cannot put into words how blessed we are to have them in our lives. It almost feels like they've always been here but I can also remember being in Kras like it was yesterday.
Thank You Lord for our precious sons!

Here we are the night we left the orphanage with the boys. The woman in the picture is Galina, the orphanage director, to whom we will be forever grateful for how well she took care of our little boys, and countless others.


At 12:36 PM , Blogger Debbie B said...

What a year of firsts it's been for not just the boys but you and Chris too.
Congratz on marking one year home!

At 8:49 PM , Blogger Journey of Faith said...

I had to laugh when I thought of your picking the boys up- wasn't it on Feb 29th? I wondered if you'd celebrate Gotcha Day every 4 years..... Not that many people can say God gave them an extra day that year just to pick up their sons and become a family :0)
Yeah, God!!

Great talking to you the other day!!

At 12:09 PM , Blogger Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

Thanks be to God for Galina!! She was, and is, a saint. I still get choked up! We got our Court Date on your Gotcha Day. . .Congratulations on a year!

At 1:10 PM , Blogger Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

Hey, yes, same orphanage! Kind of a small world, right??? We were there on trip 2 with the Jergers. Great folks!

At 1:20 PM , Blogger Shane & Marie said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I can't believe how small the boys look in that picture.


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