...Nastia is on an airplane and on her way back to Latvia. We said our goodbyes on Friday when we dropped her off at the Lewis' house on Friday. It was a very tearful morning for Nastia and I before we even left the house. Leaving her at their house was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. I cannot tell you how many times I was tempted to turn around and go back and get her, so I could fly with her to Atlanta.
She cried as I was getting ready to leave, so I just held her close. She came out to the van to say goodbye to all of the kids. This was so hard on Lauren! She sobbed part of the way home...so did I. When it was time for me to say my final goodbye to Nastia she held on tight and sobbed. I held her tight. I stared in her beautiful face and told her I would love her forever. And then one final kiss...
For those of you who wonder if it is possible to love a child who is "not your own"....I have the answer. It most definitely is!!!
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