We are 111 days away from our goal move date! I can hardly believe it. Lots of things that have been ideas, dreams or plans are actually coming to fruition. December brings enjoyment of our last advent & Christmas in our home. In January we will buy our plane tickets (alllll five of them!) & … Continue reading 111
It’s been one year since I began to labor for the birth of our first daughter. So swiftly that year has passed! Here’s an account of sweet Mila Glory’s birth story, the best I can remember it 365 days later (it’s not graphic in detail or photo, but it is a birth story, so read … Continue reading Mila’s Birthday
It’s been on my heart to write this for a while, so I’m seizing the day! When we set a goal to uproot & move to Ukraine in the Spring of 2018, we still had many questions. How would be go? What city? Would we work? How do we even go about this? The Lord … Continue reading Our family business
We’ve been been for about two weeks and I think we are all finally adjusted back to time zone… no that’s not to say we aren’t still tired! (Maybe just Yura & me 😉) Before our trip, we had planned to move in May 2018. But we were able to learn more about next summer’s … Continue reading A new moving date!
We are on the plane to Amsterdam after a whirlwind 20 hours in Kyiv. Praise the Lord, & thank you to all who prayed for Mila to sleep on the train. She did! We were able to spend time with Lori Jackson, a dear friend, at the McDonald’s by the train station (because where else … Continue reading And then the end will come.
We survived the hardest train ride of my life. I have a list of top worst train rides. I also have best ones involving sweet memories with friends and family… but those bad ones are a doozy! In no particular order: 1. Train ride with a migraine circa 2010 2. Freezing toes in plotskart (open … Continue reading Top 5 worst train rides…
We have spent the last 4 days with family in Ternopil & it has been really sweet! The boys have enjoyed playing outside & making campfires with Dedushka (grandfather). Yura has spent much time talking with his parents & brother. It’s been really good! Their family lived in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, their whole lives (Yura … Continue reading Family time + the war that brought them to Ternopil.
We made it! We all feel like Lev, but unfortunately there aren’t strollers for everyone 😜 All the bags got here & in general the kids did well 🙌🏼 So much grace from Jesus! Now we are waiting on Yura’s brother Illya to pick us up with a friend. We will drive 5.5 hours to … Continue reading We made it!
We are TEN days out from our trip…. AND we have a last-minute change of plans! We decided to stay a little longer & take the boys with us! Their Ukrainian grandparents are thrilled, needless to say. My brain is going about 90 miles an hour switching modes from one tiny travel companion to three! … Continue reading 10 days out!
About a year ago we were traveling in Ukraine with the boys & my pregnant belly. We went to visit family & introduce Lev to them (Chambers had been with us as a baby). But there was a second purpose – we sensed the Lord calling us back to Ukraine, but we did not know … Continue reading One year ago in Odessa