Natasha and Maxim

Natasha and Maxim
Natasha 16 yrs and Maxim 12 yrs

Friday, May 6, 2011

Waiting on God's Timing

Please pray for God's perfect will to unfold. We really can't believe how things are coming along so quickly. Just a few weeks ago we were told it would be a miracle if we got to Ukraine before the SDA closed down. Today we can say that each step is working out amazingly. We were first waiting on our marriage licence to get here from Jamaica. We thought they would never get here. They got here about 2 weeks ago and they were sent directly to Washington. They had to be apostilled by the Jamaican Embassy. They have now been sent back to us, thanks to the wonderful man in Washington that helped us. Back here we have had a very nice man at Johnny Isakson's office helping us to get our adoption approved. We had waited a week because he needed proof that Maxim and Natasha are brother and sister and that Natasha is about to be 17. This came Tuesday and we just found out today that they are now considering expediting. I really don't understand all of this but all I know is that this could be happening very soon. Our dossier is being sent today to Joe and Nicole ( the family adopting Kolya) and they will take it with them to Ukraine on May 9th when they go for their first trip to adopt Kolya. It will then be up to them to give us a court date. This normally takes awhile but we have reason to believe that we could know soon after that. Please pray for God's perfect plan. We know that whatever is His plan is best. We have many, many details that will have to be worked out but our God has told us that HE will work out each one. We know that Maxim and Natasha are supposed to be here with us. God has called us to take care of them and love them and said He would take care of the rest. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!

Also, please pray for us as we seek God's will about what He wants us to do with what He has shown us. He has touched our heart for orphans in such a mighty way. There are so many out there and we could bring hope to their lives in many different ways. It is hard to comprehend not having a family or ANYONE. We don't know how blessed we are just to have someone who cares about us. They have no one to tuck them in bed each night, no one teach them the most simple things we take for granted. Just try to imagine what it would be like. It is hard. I think it is almost impossible unless you have had it right in front of you. And then even then it is. My children had them in their home for 4 1/2 weeks and still have no clue, but they will, and I know God is going to change our lives forever. I am so excited about what He is doing. I pray that each one of you will be touched as we have been but you do have to choose to see it. We can keep blinders on our eyes if we want to or we can choose to jump in to what God wants to do in our lives and follow Him no matter how hard it is. I challenge you to do that. I have found that missing the awesome things God has for us is like missing out on life. You can't imagine what He can do in your life till you make the choice to follow. Then you will see just how amazing He is and how He can run or lives perfectly if we let Him. I promise you don't want to miss it. It is more awesome than you can ever imagine. God loves you more than you can ever imagine!!


  1. Thank you for the reminder of how much He loves me!!! As blessed as we are it is still a nice reminder! :) Praying for your family and Natasha and Maxim!