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)
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
A wonderful missions team posted about their trip to Ukraine on their blog and because I knew they were at Simon's orphanage, I asked if they had any pictures of him, and they did! They only had one, but I'll take whatever I can get! Mark and I think he looks lonely in this picture and very orphan-like... It also looks like he needs vitamins and sunshine!! But his eyes are still ocean-blue and he has such a look of softness that Mark and I both adore. We are more excited than ever to go and get him!!! This picture was taken last month. Here he is:

This picture means a lot because it means he has not been transferred to the mental institution yet and we also were able to see that he is standing now and the woman said on her site that he was walking a little in a walker and is feeding himself! Very good signs! Bless his heart - we can't wait to hold him and give him all of the love and attention he deserves. No more lonely, orphan-like looks for him!!

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for this tremendous gift!!

1 comments:

Christine said...

How adroable!

On another note, how is your dossier coming? We will be overnighting our whoe dossier for apostilling as soon as we get our immigration letter next week.

I sure hope that we get to meet up over there. I would love that!

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