[Note: I wrote this after we finally got to our apartment in Kiev, the night before our SDA appointment, but didn’t get a chance to post it until now.]
After we went tin to our actual apartment, we were quite surprised. The inside of our apartment is really nice. (This made me feel even worse for my selfish thoughts). Niko did tell us, though, not to answer our door for anyone. He said that if it was him or any of our facilitators, they would call us. He told us that this is for our safety.
Our apartment has one bedroom, one bathroom, a small kitchen, and a small living room. There is a built in desk in the living room and a good sized TV and is furnished. I really like the small balcony off of the bedroom. There is plenty of room to have a little patio set. I’ve noticed that most people do sit on their balconies in the evenings. There is always a breeze blowing and it is very relaxing.
This would be a great apartment for a single person or a couple with no children. Not that God needed to answer my selfish prayer, I was glad that the inside of the apartment turned out to be nice. Maybe He felt that our apartment did not need to be a distraction and that I needed to stay focused on the reason we are really here. All I can do is thank Him and ask forgiveness for being so selfish. I know that He has called us here to adopt our children and that He will sustain us.