Today marks the 3rd birthday of our Hidden Treasure. That was one thing that I prayed...that God would allow us to have her in our custody before her birthday. He answered that by allowing us to slide in just in time! What a way to celebrate her birthday--by having a family! Isn't God cool like that?
We've spent the day exploring the Moscow Zoo. It has been nice to have something close and fun to do with her for the day. We are pretty much waiting on our Embassy appointment on Monday so filling in the next few days with a toddler is interesting, to say the least!
The Moscow Zoo is interesting in itself. On the main street loop, it has a discreet gate to enter, but as we discovered there is quite a large zoo hidden behind the big city buildings. We were surprised at how large their displays are and how far it spreads. It's a strange thing to taking the sights of zoo, giraffes in your immediate field of vision, but towering apartment buildings framing the background.
We've deliberated back and forth as to what to name her--her pseudo name for blog. Just as we view her as a treasure that we have sought after with hidden things left to discover, our thoughts are mirrored in Matthew 13: 44:
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field."