Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Back in Riga

It almost feels like being home. Funny how much I attached to this city when I was here in December!
Basically a non-eventfull flight. My suitcases were loaded with donations for the orphanage and I was worried that my bathroomn scale might be off and that they would be over the weight allowance, but they weren't. The plane took off on time which got me to Frankfurt in time to catch my next flight to Riga. It was snowing when I left Seattle and snowing when I arrived here. Bruno and Victoria were at the airport when I arrived. It was so nice to see them again. Just like reuniting with old friends!
Just a note that both flights were only about 1/2 full. Very different than the flights in December where every seat was taken. I'm wondering if it's the economy or if it was just the Christmas travel that I'm comparing these March flights. Regardless of the reason, it was nice, as I was able to get a bulkhead seat on the first flight with no one next to me and on the short hop from Frankfurt to Riga (3 hours) there was a seat empty between me and the man who was in the window seat. Much more comfortable than both flights in December. ( I slept for almost 5 hours!)
I'm in the same apartment building, but a different apartment on the third floor. It's another beautiful unit with everything I need for this short stay.
This morning I walked to the grocery store to buy a few things especially drinking water. The streets are filled with snow and slush and when you step off the curb you're in 7" of water. I learned to follow the locals as they seem to know where to step off to avoid soaking your feet.
In about an hour Victoria will come and we will take the bus to court. Bruno is already there with another client. I'm hoping this judge will understand why I'm here and why I'm adopting these specific girls.
I just want today to be over so I can go see my girls tomorrow!


Missy said...

Wow! Things are moving fast!! Glad that everything is going smoothly so far. Prayers for court tomorrow!!

Valerie said...

Praying that everything goes smoothly and that your girls are in your arms soon! I am so excited that you are one step closer to bringing your beauties home!

Amanda said...

Praying for court! I know you can't wait to see your girls again!

Amanda-Adopting Ean and Mila

Alice said...

Hopefully, you have already been to court. I am glad things have been nice and uneventful! It is so exciting that you yill see your girls tomorrow! Enjoy your alone time.

Anonymous said...

Linda hope all went well in court...
Give them daughters a hug for me.
Hopefully they will be home with you soon and then I want to see lots of pictures...
Wow back to drinking alot of coffee...lol
Tammy RR

Shelley said...

I hope things are going well today! We're thinking of you and saying a prayer!

Christy said...

Thinking of you and your girls. Praying for your process and safe travel!

Katya Bukowski said...

Was thinking of you this morning. Praying for successful court.

Katya, RR

Amy said...

I'm so excited for you!! Praying that court will go fine and that you will soon be reunited with your two new little daughters!!

Dolores said...

Hoping and praying all goes well!

Arizona mom to eight said...


I am on no mail at RR and did nto know you were going back! I hope everything went well in court, I am so excited for you!