Tuesday, March 10, 2009
So we get this inspiration that 10 kids is not enough and we need an 11th. Sounds crazy doesn't it? This is how we got Troy. We go to Ukraine and spend thousands of dollars to bring him home. The journey is rough and the battle hard, but finally - Victory! We have our boy. Remember the saying "No one said it would be easy - they only said it would be worth it"? He is so worth it. What a wonderful son. He is so loving and smart and obedient. A far cry from the boy that we visited at the orphanage. Once he was here and felt safe - he was free to be himself. For those of you who might be thinking of doing something crazy in your life - I say follow your heart, not your head.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Troy was baptized on Christmas Eve. It was the best Christmas Eve I can remember. What a spiritual highlight of the year. We are so proud of his progress. English has come quickly. We love our son. I have received three letters from Troy's orphanage from children seeking homes. How my heart breaks for all of them. Keep them in your prayers. I am posting their pictures.