Sunday, January 24, 2010

A year later...

It has been an incredibly long time since my last entry, and I am sure nobody reads it much anymore, but I thought I would do a quick update on our family a YEAR after adopting our two children from Ukraine:

Everyone speaks English in our house now
Brothers and sisters are becoming siblings; arguing included :)
We buy pickles by the case at Costco
Lots of laughter and noise at our house at all hours
Progress in school
Many kisses and hugs
Moments of wonder and awe that God has entrusted to us such a blessing
Realizing being the mother of 5 children takes a lot more organization
Thanking God that HE is making us a family!

There are more families in Ukraine now adopting, and as I follow their progress, I am truly loving God's movement in the hearts of His people. The adoption path is not an easy one, but it is a worthwhile one. The struggles and pains that accompany the path make one stronger and their faith deep. Only with God is this possible; He is forever our protector and stronghold, guiding us as we attempt to live well.


baemrobertson said...

still reading... can't wait to one day see you guys again...

Lori Thomas said...

I am still reading as well. Always looking for familiar stories and helpful hints! Our kids have been home for three months now but it seems they have always been there! God is Good!