I'm not going to worry about whether we can get an apartment or a flight next week. When we do finally get the invitation to travel, we will make the reservations, and it will all work out. I really feel that deep down. God will take care of us. He has brought us this far. This time last year, we had just made the decision to adopt, and I had just started doing some research and reading some blogs. When I think of all we've accomplished in the last year (selling our house, buying another house, renovations while we lived in a cramped apartment, home study, dossier, ALL that paperwork), I'm just amazed. Did we really do all that in the last year? It doesn't seem possible, and yet it all happened.
Earlier this summer, I read something I really liked on one of the blogs. (So sorry I don't remember who wrote this originally.) They said that we don't travel to Russia alone. God is already there. He has gone ahead of us and prepared our way.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" -- Philippians 4:6-7