Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
When I told someone at work about the hearing loss, she said, well, I bet you feel bad now because I am sure you have spanked him for something when he didn't hear what you told him to do. Uh, nope! She must be supermom. I am not supposed to make him eat anything he doesn't like either because she didn't make her kids do it.
We have not yet scheduled the surgery. He will need to be out of "school" for one week and then take it easy - no running for another week. While we were at the ENT, Tim's mom was having cervical spine surgery and I couldn't even fathom scheduling it until we knew she was OK. She did fine and may get to go home tomorrow.
After Alex's appointment, I went to his class to tell them about Ukraine. This was world travel week and they had snacks from around the world and parents came in and shared about different countries they were from or had visited. I am not sure if any other parents went, but there is a father from England, parents from Mexico and a family from Russia. When I told the kids some Russian words, the little girl from Russia showed no recognition. I am not sure how long she has been in USA, but she speaks three languages, so it was
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
- Please pray for little Anatoli, who was the first child we were referred to. There was no attachment, connection there and his needs were greater than we were led to believe. We do not know if he has found a family, but pray that where ever he is, he is receives the proper care and love that he needs. One year ago today, we returned from visiting his region.
- Please continue to pray for Vera, Niko and Sasha. They have not yet found families. To the best of our knowledge, Vera is still at the Baby House. Please pray for us as we ache for her situation. We hope they all get a home, but Vera is very special to us and if we could, we would make her a part of our family. Please pray that if Vera does have to be moved, she is moved to an internat (older children's orphanage) as opposed to a mental institution - where she surely does not belong.
- Please pray for my mother-in-law who is facing cervical surgery on February 24th. This is her second surgery on her neck in recent years. She will have to have a steel rod implanted and may have to spend time in the rehabilitation hospital where I work.
- Please pray for Alex's behavior. He is having trouble listening and following directions in school. He is also back talking us. We are working on a weekly reward system for him, but out of the last week, he has only gotten two stars. We are trying not to be too hard on him because we feel he isn't getting proper rest due to sleep apnea and that he is not feeling well from an ear infection. He has an appointment with the ENT on February 24th and we feel we are in for surgery to remove tonsils, adenoids and possibly for tubes in his ears.
I love my Lord and I believe that everything will be taken care of by His will and His way. I am just having a difficult time right now understanding why Vera's situation has turned out as it has. I have to think that God has bigger and better plans for this sweet girl.
R & T & A
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
On February 7, 2010, we flew out of GSP headed to Kiev, Ukraine. We only made it to DC that night due to Snowmageddon, but we were on our way to our child. There were so many unknowns, but we knew God would show us the way and the signs as to what we were to do.
I am celebrating the next 42 days be reading our original blog posts.
Today we are proud to say that we love our son and the Lord for all the lessons we learned on this journey.
Love to all,
R & T & A
Sunday, February 6, 2011
This is Danil and he too needs a family
Please share this on your blogs.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
This is the new movie from Sherwood Church, the same church/producers of Fireproof, Facing the Giants and Fly Wheel.
There will be a Bible study guide to go with this movie and it was written by a home town guy, Travis Agnew. He is also an adoptive parent. He and his wife have a biological son and a son adopted from Ethiopia. He is on my Facebook if you would like to connect with him.
I can't wait for the movie and hope our church has the Bible study - although it is geared towards fathers, Travis said he tried to write it so that women, singles and empty-nesters can gain something from it.