Our friends Marty and Kathy decided to adopt a girl from Russia in 2004. They flew over there, met a round-faced, sweet little blue-eyed blonde baby girl, and fell in love with Anya. They began tackling the mountain of paper work like any other adoptive parent. Speed things up to today, and know that they have been through the most trying time of their lives trying to get this little girl home.
Anya calls Kathy and Marty Mommy and Daddy. She loves them. They love her. They have an inexplicable bond, but various circumstances, not by anyone’s choice have kept them apart for almost 6 years. They have gone to visit her every single year since this process has begun, and the bond between them has grown and grown. Watch this video/song Marty put together of all their times together, if you have a minute.
Marty and Kathy are in Russia right now, in the final days of the adoption process. Kathy said that when Anya saw them for the first time this week, she ran as fast as she could down the hallway, and she could feel her heart beating through her dress when she held her. If you pray, pray for this family, that they will finally get to be together.
Marty and Kathy’s love and devotion to this little girl reminds me a bit of my Heavenly Father’s love for me.