Monday, April 4, 2011
What A Great Day!!
What an awesome day we had today! What an awsome God we serve! Today was our day to call Maxim and Natasha. I still can't get over how the Lord just happened to plant a sweet, sweet lady who speaks Russian a mile down the road from us. I feel like she is becoming part of our family since she is helping us communicate with our soon to be children. They have not said much when we call other than yes or no when we ask a question. It is so hard to open them up and know their hearts. Our heart breaks for them. We want so desperatly to show them we love them and want to help them and be there for them.But because it seems so hard for us to reach them, it is awsome when we see some glimmer of hope. Today was about the 4th time we have spoken to them. They seemed really happy and much more open today. It is beautiful weather there like it was here and you know that always brings a smile to your face. Natasha told us she would like her room pink. Sarah Grace was very excited and wanted 2 walls pink and 2 green. They said they were learning to speak German in school. I said noooo! We need English! Everyone laughed. They seemed to be opening up a little more. It was great! And then to top it all off I said to Maxim " I love you" and he said "I love you" in his sweet little voice. We were all so excited that he spoke and boy did he speak. He spoke words of hope and healing.And I do know that those prayers I asked for went up and He was answering with flying colors. How awesome it will be to see all that God wants to do in their lives and in ours. It is amazing how something so small can mean so much. That just goes to show you how God wants to work in even the smallest things. He is such a BIG God that cares about every little aspect of our lives. I feel like so many times I just wiz by and miss the wonderful things God wants to show me in the small things in life. I have realized that God's plans are just too big and too awsome to miss and I want to stay right beside Him so I don't miss them. I pray that you do the same. I love each one of you and God loves you more than you could ever imagine!