Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 10- Be still and know

Anticipating zoom with daddy!!


Now if we could only get Asher and Caius in the mix we would be in Heaven!






Look at him pucker! I love this little guy!


His bootie fell off last night so I got a picture of a baby foot. I love baby feet! Look at those toes, Just like Caius'.



Cuddling last night. What a sweetheart. Completely content to sit with his daddy.



We serve an awesome God!! He who gives peace beyond ALL understanding! He just kept telling me over and over , "be still and Know that I am God". Da. Then today during my quiet time as I was praying for my babies, the nannies, the judge , the vote, this country, God took me to a verse that ended saying, "God will do the fighting for you, all you have to do is be still". Wow!! How cool is that!! When I shared the verse with Josh he said, "Yeah, if God is for us who can be against us?" I love my hubby.



So in this storm, we are praising God. In the midst of uncertainty, we have peace. From day one this has been all GOD. He called us to come to these little boys, He broke down all the barriers, He raised the money, He facilitated everything, He will see us through this. Just in case you are wondering we don't have any info on the vote.


So we visited our babies last night and this morning. They are as precious as ever. Bohdan laughs when I try to wipe sleep out of his eye. I kept it up and then he grunted at me like, "Mom I'm done playing that game!" Yes sir.


Last night we just sat and cuddled mostly. they are generally more tired at the evening visits. This morning they were hungry but still played. Josh would zoom Yuri up over his head and Yuri would laugh and laugh, waving his hands. Josh would bring him down and get ready to go up again. The anticipation of it all made Yuri giggle and laugh almost as much as the flight did.

So we play more than just drop the ball, we play drop everything. We have quite a few toys, 3 of my bracelts and anything else light enough for them to pick in a pile and the boys make quick work of picking each item up one at a time and dropping it on the floor. Sometimes they will transfer from one hand to the other but generally it is straight to the floor. We have to make sure that they can't reach the camera or phone because nothing is too good to be thrown on the floor. LOL!


I just love it when God does a miracle for you right in front of your eyes. Last night Yuri had a terrible cough. Both boys have a little cough but this one was bad and deep. Then he would grind his teeth, move his lips in a kissing motion and then breath in and it would make an awful sound. It bothered Josh and I really bad so we prayed and laid hands on the boys. We prayed not only about the cough but everything else concerning the boys and the adoption. When we got done we sat there and realized that Yuri wasn't coughing anymore. Like that Bam!! answered prayer! I know God answers many prayers but my pea brain usually doesn't catch it until way after the fact so it was cool to see it happen in real time.
So there are two Nannies that I have a little relationship with. I'm hoping to get their names and adresses so I can keep them updated on the boys. Josh translated some text asking what we could bring to help the orphans. They said diapers. So that is what we have been doing. A pack each visit. I was pleasantly suprised today when the nanny took me back and after much miming and pointing told me that they need a water pot for the boy's room with a long extension cord to plug it in with. Now I just have to find where to buy this. If anyone has any ideas please share. Thanks and love to you all!

16 comments:

  1. I am so thrilled for you and still praying that everything goes smoothly- God is so good!

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  2. what is a water pot? is that like a humidifier? Hmm?

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  3. God bless your generous and tender hearts! Thank you for rescuing these precious souls.

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  4. I had a water pot like that when I lived in the Czech Republic. They are popular items in eastern Europe - you should be able to find them at a department store. Do they have Tescos near your current location? BTW, I am loving your story and praying for everything to go smoothly. Your boys are precious, truly a gift from God.

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  5. I don't know you, I have never heard of you. But, I have been praying for these two boys, these sweet boys! Yuri especially captured my heart when I saw him on another blog. I am just overwhelmed with joy and gratefulness that YOU have stepped in to love these precious boys. Thank you, beyond measure, thank you with all that I am for giving them a family. My prayers are still with them and now you.

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  6. Great pictures of you and the boys - so nice exploring and having dinner with you guys tonight!

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  7. I can't wait to see those 2 in real clothes!!!! And Bohdan in something besides pink! :) They are so sweet.

    That's a nice little room you get to visit in--I'm glad there are places to sit.

    Still praying!!!

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  8. I am so happy that you are able to get together with other RR families!! And, yes, God answers prayer, BAM! just like that. :o) I've been the humble recipient of such an answer. God has His arms around you and your boys(all of them)!! He is good, always! Give them a little shuggle from me... I would love to just love on them for a day or two. hehe Prayers and much love!

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  9. I just love reading what you are doing now over there with the boys and with the people, it is awesome to read :) :)

    I like the verse that you shared about being still and knowing that He is God, so true... it hits home when we've done all we can for Him, and there's nothing next to do but to wait on Him. :)

    He is so good, halleluYah!!!

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  10. It is exciting to follow your journey!! We just that you guys live around us. We live in San Antonio Texas. We just adopted 3 babies from the Ukraine last December. When you guy's get home it would be nice to meet up with you guy's. We are praying for you all!

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  11. I've been following your story through Reece's Rainbow. I hope to adopt through them someday! I am sending loving thoughts your way and praying for a quick court date and getting your boys home with you quickly! Peace and love, Allison (Oh, and Merry Christmas!!)

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  12. I love it, friend. BAM....just like that! How amazing is our God? I LOVE seeing the beautiful pics of your beautiful boys. Oh how sweet they are. So thankful that the Father is giving you peace in the storm. I KNOW how challenging it is. Keep CLINGING onto Him.

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  13. what sweet babies you have! congratulations!!!

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  14. Aww your little guy are just precious! Merry Christmas!

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  15. all i can say is "God Bless and thank you for saving them" - can't wait to follow your journey once you bring them home

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  16. I just adore Shawna and love the new picture of her!

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