Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
An artist friend of ours has designed a pic for a tshirt. We are going to sell them to family and friends to help raise money for an orphanage donation. They are $12.00 each. If you want one please let me know. On the back we have put Romans 8:25...But if we look forward to something we don't have yet, we must wait patiently and confidently.
Igor and Sasha will give us permission to adopt their sisters.
Tanya will be open to becoming part of a family again after 9 years in the orphanage.
Galina won't be mad at us for taking so long to get her home.
Our dossier will make it through the ministries quickly so we can get the girls home before the end of the summer.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
We have been asking for info on our girls for a couple of months. We had an age on Tanya and the info that we have on Galina is 4 years old. We received the following today from Maeven. Alexandr is actually Sasha the boy that we tried to adopt with Galina 4 years ago. Please pray that he gives permission for us to bring the girls home.
the coordinator says that she checked on the girls, they are fine, they study well, they are doing great, but they are in different orphanages.
The coordinator will have to drive 200-250 kilometers to a rural area in order to find their brother Alexandr, she plans to do it soon, probably early June. After this trip it will be more or less clear if the adoption of the girls will be possible.
We will keep you updated.
Our middle son Nichol left with his best friend Chris for a summer job of a lifetime. They are going to be trip leaders at Camp Chief Ouray in Winter Park, Colorado. Nichol has been a camp counselor at Camp Chief Ouray for 2 summers. This is Chris' first time there. They have both completed 4 years of college and have 1 year left before they have to enter the "real" world of work. They will take groups of 14-16yr. old for a week at a time either backpacking, biking, white water rafting, sea kayaking, etc. Both of these young men are tons of fun and bring energy to any place they are. These kids don't know what they're in for. They will have a camp experience like no other.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Four years ago today my husband finally joined me on our family's journey to adoption. This was after 7 years of me thinking that we should adopt and many fights, intense discussions, begging and tears. I had finally given the fight over to God in January and KNEW that if he truly was calling our family to adoption he would change Mark's mind. On Mother's Day morning Mark sat me down on our front porch with sun shining on us and said to me, "I need to tell you something. Let's go get the kids". We began our dossier the next day and then our journey came to an abrupt halt in September of the same year. We were sure that it was over and then 6 months ago we were given information and had several things happen that prompted us to resume our journey. We are walking forward trusting that God will continue to guide our steps to our children that are waiting in Kazakhstan and that we are listening and faithful.