Thursday, March 5, 2009

Today (Thursday)  

We got to go to Romaniv today to see Micah.  It was the best visit yet.  We were very happy with the visit.  We found out some things today that are difficult for us to deal with but do explain some of Micah’s behaviors (apparently, it’s common to administer behavior controlling medications in the mental institutions).  We hope that getting him out of the environment and “detoxed” that things will be okay.  You can pray.  Please don’t ask more about it right now.  When the time is right, we’ll share if we can. 

Now for some very sweet pictures!

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Emma gazing at Matthew.

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Orphanage complex…

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Regional Specialized Children's House
Zhitomyezh Regional Council
in Novograd Volinskyi

 

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We put a bid on this house.  Just kidding.

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Jamie came to town!

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Marina and Tatiana (she has basically raised him since he was born).

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Natalie…the young believer that I referenced in the last post.

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Apple.  Yum.

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Loves Miss Patty Cake

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Yogurt…yum!

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And cookies…  Yes we are trying to fatten him up…

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Joyful Mama…

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Joyful Papa…

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Lunch with Pastor Andrea and Tatiana.  Meat patties.  Cold sour cream.  A salsa.

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Valentine…works in the rehabilitation center run by Pastor Andre’s church.  Also…has been driving for us.

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Tatiana & Pastor Andre

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Natasha, Mary and Tatiana

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Natasha, Tatiana, Andre, Me, Mary, Valentine

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Miss Patty Cake was on inside the crib.  He sat outside it and watched (this kept his hands off the computer!)

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Praying over our little one.  You might see the throw-up on his face.  He did that while we prayed with our eyes closed.  I may have to burn my shirt.  Argh.  Actually, maybe I’ll burn all my clothes.  :-)

Be blessed our friends!

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

Pray tomorrow morning.  Our court was moved to 3:00 pm (7:00 a.m. Oklahoma Time).  Please pray.

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6 comments: to “ Today (Thursday)

  • Teri
    March 5, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

    I can't wait to see these little guys and you also. I have missed seeing you in Choir. I will keep you in my Prayers.

    Miss You
    Teri

  • Malones
    March 5, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

    Whew -so glad to see a post. When I did not see one the other day I thought something bad happened. I know -I should not go there-but so glad to see what was going on with all of you. Be praying for you.
    Many, many Blessings,
    Jennifer S.

  • Stephanie
    March 5, 2009 at 5:59 PM  

    All of your pictures are precious. I look forward to each of your posts. You always have something useful to say and I find them uplifting. I'm praying for the Lord to go before you and smooth the way. Be blessed!

    Stephanie Nance - KS
    www.ralphcrew.blogspot.com

  • Ron
    March 5, 2009 at 6:39 PM  

    We're glad to hear all is well, and really enjoy all the pictures to include your gracious hosts and new friends. Thanks for sharing your prayer requests and know we'll be lifting you all up to the Lord, especially before your appointed court time tomorrow. We love you guys!

  • MaryAnn
    March 5, 2009 at 10:54 PM  

    The love between you two and little Matthew comes across loud and clear. You are family! All that is left is the "official stuff" but the "real deal" is a done deal! Thank you, God, for your amazing plan. 'Praying for tomorrow....smooth sailing!

  • Malones
    March 6, 2009 at 5:39 AM  

    Father, You ordained this day! Halleulah! I thank You that You are revealing Your heart so vividly through the Malones an dI ask that every hinderance that would come against them making these two boys legally their sons would be bound in Jesus's precious name! I thank You that You knew and expected Matthew & Micah to be their sons and Your timing was perfect for them to meet and bring them home to their forever family! I ask that You go before them and that You be greatly glorified as they represent You! I ask that You continue to prepare the hearts of the children at home for their new brothers! I ask for all needs to be provided for in Jesus's precious name! I thank You in advance that You are revealing Your heart to all the children and Matthew & Micah will serve You whole heartedly all the days of their lives because of this ordained time! I ask that You give Chris & Mary wisdom & discernment as they bring the boys home and help all to adjust to their lives together! May love flow richly in Jesus's precious name! May salvations come forth as a result of their testimonies from this journey in Jesus's precious name! Halleulah!! And amen!
    Sarah in PA