Good morning to you all from Odessa!! I made it here yesterday. We dropped our bags at our apartment and then ran all day. We had our first appointment with a social worker at 9 am, which took a while. Then we drove to the orphanage and visited with the director and our daughter for a while. They agreed to allow me to visit with our daughter each day through the holidays and we will resume taking care of business on Thursday. I visited with her alone yesterday afternoon for a while. She is full of questions and has lots of things to think about.
After that visit was finished I rode the bus downtown and met some friends at McDonald's and then more friends met us at the opera. I have never been to an opera before so it was very interesting. There were some really random things in a couple of scenes that really took me by surprise. One of my friends said that it was an unusual opera and that I would find some of the really good ones much more interesting.
I really enjoy being back in Odessa. It is a beautiful city and the weather is wonderful for walking. If you are ever in Ukraine this is one place you should come to visit.
I am getting ready to leave for church. I hope you all have a wonderful day!!