Planes Trains & Automobiles

We are in our apartment in Kiev Ukraine.  After 3 planes, Airtrain (like a monorail), a Mercedes Bus, a Mercedes Van and many miles of escalators, people movers and walking….and did I mention stairs?  Not just any stairs mind…. THESE STAIRS   With over 150 pounds of luggage, yes, praise The Lord we are finally…

2 Weeks till We Travel!!

Wow!  Only 2 weeks till we fly to Ukraine!  It is really sinking in!  We went shopping yesterday to get a few things for Christiana for camp next week, and a few things I needed for travel.  We had a great time at the mall, train rides, Spider jump, carousel, cookies, playground….. The playground inside…

A Hand to Hold

Well I finally started applying for the Show Hope grant.  My adoption community had said that their grant was hard to get because so many apply for it, so I had saved it for last.  Most grants want you to write essay after essay describing all aspects of your life, faith, beliefs on adoption, what…

Flying for our 4th on the 4th!

We have been officially approved by the Ukrainian SDA and our appointment is 7-7-14 at 9am in Kyiv Ukraine.  We will fly out on July 4th and should be able to visit with Snezhana for a few days the 8th thru 11th. I finally picked up my Mother’s Day present with all my sweetie’s birthstones…

Another Color of the Rainbow!!

So excited that our girl gets to be on Reece’s Rainbow!  They advocate for special needs kids that might otherwise get overlooked.  They have a great following of adoption minded friends that help advocate and donate to their favorite kids when they can.  Not all are called to adopt, but we are all called to…

Good Morning God!

Don’t get me wrong, technology is awesome and I love reading His Word on my phone, but this morning I just really longed to hold an actual Bible and turn the pages to see what He had for me today.  Might I add that this is a big deal for me.  I am not a…

July 1st we fly to Ukraine!!

Our paperwork was submitted to the Ukraine Department of Adoption (SDA) for approval on Thursday May 8!!  We will know our actual appointment date in about 40 days, but they are very consistent about the appointments being less than 60 days from submission.  That means our appointment should be July 3rd and we will leave…

Who is God?

Who is God?  Who is Jesus?  Describe your spiritual walk. After figuring how much more money we need to raise, I decided to apply for every grant I can find (even though we don’t “really” qualify because we do not need to use a placement agency).  Every grant has a different form and they all…

$5014!!, Shooting for $28,000!

I have hesitated to figure up what we will REALLY need for the travel.  Because Ukraine is such a long process, most break it up into 2 or 3 trips if they have children waiting for Mom and Dad to get back home.  But at $2000 per ticket, that is $4000 per trip times 3…

Southern Men

Chris’ blog for today…enjoy 🙂 My friend, Don Owen, came up to me in church today to ask me about news on Snizhana.  Another friend, Lee Holcomb, joined him. I told them something of what was on my heart. If you are not a Southern man, you can’t understand what a rare occasion this was. …