So yes this year has had many trials and tears, but also SO MUCH JOY!
Seeing the love Nastya and Maxim do show makes my heart full with so much happiness and joy! The first time "I love you" is said is such a huge moment of thankfulness! I really can't describe how it feels, after months of loving a child, and then to hear them say "I love you".... the feeling is like nothing I have ever felt. To see how far they have come in their knowlege of Christ is so encouraging. I am still praying that God will draw them to Himself. How I long for them to be saved and to know the true joy of unconditional love.
|First night they were here, one year ago today :)|
|They both have blossomed so much and changed, growing up fast...|
Maxim tends to scrunch his eyes when I ask for a picture :)
There are two fewer orphans this year, yet there are SO many more still needing homes.... Pray, ponder.. what is God calling you to do to help the millions of orphans?!