Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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Friday, November 21, 2008
Whew! Our homestudy visit is over! It wasn't so bad at all. We went to the empty house (they are getting the cupboards in, in the kitchen!!) so they could see the property and where Simon will be living (we HOPE to be in by Thanksgiving!), then we went back to Port St. John and had the formal interview. They were extremely nice and incredibly capable and it went really well. We met up at around 4:30 in Mims, then they left at... shoot, how late was it...? 11:00?? Maybe it was 10... But they gave us a copy of the rough draft for our hard drive and now we just need to finish up background checks, etc. and we're done with it!! YAY!

Throughout this whole thing, it's really amazing how we can see God working. There were so many doors He could have closed, but He just keeps opening them!! It's soooooo nice, too, knowing that He is with us and appears to really approve of all of this. :o) (It's nice to have your Dad's blessing. :o} )

Gotta run to work, but I wanted to post our good news!!

Oh, and a big Happy Birthday to my mom today!! Happy Birthday, Mom!!!!!


P.S. Our homestudy agency is Hope for Families, by Dr. Ken Brown and his wife, Lynn. Just a little plug for them. They were great.

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If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.
- Chinese proverb
It is not the will of your Father that any one of these little ones should perish. Matt. 18:14

Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matt. 18:5

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

My family

My family
Nikolai, Mark, Missy, Reese, and Erik

Nikolai, 19

Nikolai, 19

Reese, 19

Reese, 19

Erik, 9

Erik, 9





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