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Posted 2019-05-20T12:16:00Z

Ready, Set, Let's go home!

Kira has been in our care for one week. In that time we have collected a folder full of documents, gone to a plethora of appointments and visited all the sites our melting bodies could handle. (Yesterday was a nice, cool, 95 degrees. 104 today.)

We are so grateful that as of today, we have everything we need to travel home!!!! Dave went and picked up Kira’s passport with affixed visa while I attended to nap time, and we are set to go! We are so thankful that each step of the process in Delhi has not been too difficult, and even our exit permits that are usually issued in 3-5 days, and longer for e-copies, were delivered electronically in ONE day! We are ready for HOME!!! (It makes me tear up to say that!)

Kira has changed every day. Even now, while she still likes to be held, she is sitting on the bed playing with stacking cups with Dave nearby while our arms get a break. Our still, quiet girl ran back and forth between Dave and me last night as we asked her, “Where’s Dad?” and she ran to Dave, and he returned with “Where’s Mom?” and she ran to me.  The smiles that I was hesitant to even hope for are coming more readily, especially as she tips her head back waiting for tickly little kisses on her neck.


Kira and Dave have a little game they play where she bats her hand in the air and makes a little hissing sound. Even across waiting rooms and food courts, she would watch for him and then flip her little “aw shucks” hand with her special sound and wait for him to return the gesture, always eliciting smiles. Her game with Mom is less endearing. It’s a game called “I can’t live without my shoes on, but the second you put them on my feet I’m going to flip them off and look at you to pick them up again.” The shoes have gone missing a couple times…

As much as we love chicken biryani, we are eager to be home and start life together stateside. We don’t leave for a couple of days still (we were anticipating that we would still be waiting for exit permits). Pray for our bonding to continue and for our eager hearts to be peaceful as we await our flight.


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Comments (10)

  • Lisa O'Leary
    Lisa O'Leary

    What a journey little miss Kira has had in her short life. And she has no idea the many, many people who are praying for her ultimate goal to know and love Jesus as her mommy and daddy do! Enjoy this last leg before the U.S. adventure begins!

    4 months ago · Reply
  • Ann E Fenderson
    Ann E Fenderson

    So happy for you both that things have fallen into place and that bonding is going well! God is truly answering prayer and going before you to pave the way. Continuing to pray for your new family of three! ❤️

    4 months ago · Reply
  • Debbie Anderson
    Debbie Anderson

    From Mike and Debbie: These postings always make us tear up too! We are SO happy for all three of you! Praying daily, and very happy to hear how quickly things are moving. Thank you so much, Lord! Todd got choked up yesterday talking about you three from the pulpit. You have so many people pulling and praying for you--everybody loves the Capistrants! :) May the blessing of the Lord be upon you, we bless you in the name of the Lord. (David, Debbie had to escort our new members out last night and take their photos. She said it was a great way to make connections with them, and that it was also fun! "No wonder David always did it!")

    4 months ago · Reply
  • Jeannie Kirkpatrick
    Jeannie Kirkpatrick

    What pure joy....and some exhaustion mixed in! You both are such wonderful parents!!!! I’m so impressed at how the Lord has given you everything you need in life....He is amazing. 💞 Our love to your family.....

    4 months ago · Reply
  • Heidi Lee
    Heidi Lee

    I always said that the paperwork pregnancy and the two week travel labor were all worth it but leave the parents in complete exhaustion! It will be a memory of a lifetime time and I'm so thankful the Lord is allowing this joy-filled adoption blessing to go as smooth as it can. Such wonderful news and beautiful smiles!!!!!

    4 months ago · Reply
  • Dan and Tara Larsen
    Dan and Tara Larsen

    This all sounds so wonderful! I realize you're exhausted and your muscles are getting stronger while they get used to holding her, but seeing you both with her in your arms makes me tear up every time. She's so adorable. And to see those smiles and contentment growing is so exciting and an answer to prayer. We love you all and are so thankful to the Lord for His provision of quick paperwork and seemingly easy bonding. Praying for the last few days there to go well, filled with rest and joy, and that your travel back is uneventful!

    4 months ago · Reply
  • Gladys Blomquist
    Gladys Blomquist

    This chapter in your life will never be forgotten. What a wonderful God we serve. My prayers for you, prayed these thousands of miles away are immediately delivered upon you. Praying protection and Blessings upon the final leg of this journey home. 🙏😘

    4 months ago · Reply
  • Joel & Kathy Hanson
    Joel & Kathy Hanson

    So glad to hear how you are. Praying for these hours left in India and praying you home dear ones.

    4 months ago · Reply
  • Laurie Schaefer
    Laurie Schaefer

    Such wonderful news!! Kira truly is a Capistrant now😊. Wishing you much love and happiness!

    4 months ago · Reply
  • Christine Severance
    Christine Severance

    I’m so happy to hear that things are going well. I love hearing the updates. She seems to be getting really comfortable with both of you and it’s so wonderful to see and hear about it. Love you guys.

    4 months ago · Reply