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By the way…

With all of the house woes I never made a wonderful announcement: WE ARE FULLY FUNDED FOR IGOR TO RETURN! We have big two hurdles coming up in the next month: 1) Find somewhere to live before he arrives on June 12th. We have to do a home safety check, and we currently do not have a kitchen…not sure the social worker would be very pleased with this current disaster. I don’t know why this is happening to us, and now...

A Leap of Faith. 0

A Leap of Faith.

Or in other words: We are crazy. And my husband has apparently joined me on the dark side. You might want to get a snack, because the whole back story here is a little long. I can’t really believe that I’m writing this. You all know how we want to adopt at some point, right? Igor isn’t available for adoption, legally or emotionally. He’s been spending more and more time with his family, leaving the orphanage on weekends. This is hard...

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Big News!

See the video:   Thanks to a *very* generous donation his hosting is FULLY FUNDED!

Bring Igor Back? 0

Bring Igor Back?

My poor sweet Igor. This is just all wrong. The other family couldn’t adopt him because relatives apparently showed up. We thought the relatives were going to adopt him, but it seems they aren’t. Igor was moved to another orphanage. He has to be so heartbroken and confused. This summer he told the American family wanting to adopt him that he had a mom and he had her phone number with him written down on a piece of paper. The American...

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Anna, with a prayer.

Last week Tyler told me he had a dream that Nazar couldn’t come for hosting, so we hosted a girl named Annika instead. Tyler rarely has dreams.  He is always jealous that I have vivid dreams because he says he never dreams, or never remembers it.  It was weird for him to even mention having a dream. But surely, I thought, Nazar would still be able to come.  It must have been just a weird dream Tyler had.  I’ve been praying...

It’s official: Nazar! 5

It’s official: Nazar!

I’m thrilled to announce… No wait, not thrilled. Overjoyed? Over the moon? REALLY, REALLY REALLY EXCITED!!! Yeah, really, really, really, really excited to announce that: We are hosting Nazar for Christmas!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   This sweet little face is coming soon to my house:       I wonder what he will be like.  I can’t wait to buy little boy clothes and stuff. Of course I have no idea what size he will wear.  He’s a 7 year old boy, so probably...

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Nazar.

Rosie and Tyler are at King’s Island today.  (Amusement park, for those not local…)  It’s Toyota’s free day there.  Toyota rented out the entire park and workers get free tickets for everyone in their family.  Tyler has made it a tradition for him to take Rosie every year and Rosie *loves* it.     It’s weird having half of my family in another state without me.  Ada doesn’t know what to do without Rosie here!  It’s so much work too–I have...

Winter Hosting? 0

Winter Hosting?

After praying about it a lot recently I randomly woke up this morning and felt like now is not the right time to move.  This is crazy, but for some reason I feel completely peaceful about staying in this house for now.  You know how badly I wanted out of here. It seems like every house we would want to buy is about $30,000 out of our price range.  If we wait another year we will probably be able to afford...

“I will not leave you as orphans…” 11

“I will not leave you as orphans…”

I am completely and totally floored at what has happened for Tanya. This entire experience has been like some kind of insane and unimaginable roller coaster of emotions. What I really can’t get over is the way every tiny detail was not just out of our control, but how it also seemed orchestrated, as if not a single thing happened by chance. It started with the blog entry I read.  Someone was writing about ways to make your summer meaningful and they linked to...