Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today was a good day! A beautiful, sunny, spring day in Colorado! For those of you who live in Colorado, you know what I mean! When the HUGE piles of snow are melting away and all of a sudden it seems like there are some little green spots in the grass! Then they grow bigger and bigger and bigger... it is really a good feeling!! Next week is Easter..how fitting. Jesus dying on the cross, then being raised from the dead and giving us new life in Him. Real physical evidence of new life all around us, created by the God of the Universe, and we can just stand looking out our window and see it happening...very cool! At church this morning I heard an awesome message about this week before Easter...what life was like this week for Jesus, the week before His death. How He stepped out in faith and fulfilled what God asked Him to do. How he followed the plan without asking "why?". How He trusted in His Father and in His plan.... We can look back, reading the Bible and say how easy it must have been, easy to follow the plan knowing what the outcome would be. Even knowing the death He would suffer we can say that! (That is seriously crazy!) But in our own lives it is so difficult to see what God's plan is for us. I have struggled with that so many times in my life. But this is one time that I am so excited to say I know we are following the plan. Maybe we haven't done things exactly right or when we were supposed to, but here we are now and we are where we are supposed to be. Somehow we made it!
What is the weather like in Ukraine? That's something I want to know! Is it like it is here? Are my girls enjoying the warmer spring weather? Are they getting to go out and get some fresh air? Have they been sick this winter? Are they okay? The more I think about that stuff, the more I miss them and worry about our little Alexandria and Juliana. It has been so hard for Madalyn, I know it must be hard on them, too. And Alexandria has some heart issues still...I know she needs medical attention! Praying for God to protect them and keep them safe and healthy. We are working hard to come and get you little ones!
I mentioned fundraisers last time. My most wonderful friends are helping me and giving me great ideas on how to raise awareness and money to fund this adoption. I could not have better friends than I do! Thank you--you know who you are!! I will try to update this blog as soon as we have more ideas and plans in place!

2 comments:

Rachel said...

one of the ladies in ukraine now adopting hailee and harper said the weather has been in the 70's there! but she said they still bundle up. your girls are beautiful as is the rest of your family.

trustandobey said...

Hello!
My name is Lisa and I came here from RR. My closest girlfriend is adopting through RR and while she and her husband were deciding on which child , I kept pointing her to Arianna. They chose Nadine and I couldn't be happier for them but I wanted you to know how excited I was to find out that a family had accepted Arianna. And to bring home Magda too! They are both such sweet babies! May God bless you as you prepare to add these two to your family. I cannot wait to "see" these girls through your blog!
ps-Adeye Salem is in the Ukraine now. I think you referenced her. She is a very good blog friend and I am so excited for her and her girls.

And your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it", whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21

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