‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Big News!

When God moves roadblocks, he often moves them in ways we could have never foreseen. Case in point: Nastia and I are going to move to Siberia for three months! Leaving as soon as my new visa comes thru. I sure didn't see that coming!

I'll have to post the details tomorrow, because today is my last day of work for the summer season. But to briefly explain, there is one and only one way Nastia will be allowed to travel to Russia right now -- if she agrees to stay in country until her new Russian passport is completed. This is a three month process. I knew Anya could not wait any longer. I knew Nastia was not willing to let me go to Russia alone again. I knew time was of the essence in so many respects, for Anya's psychological health. So I prayed and prayed, and talked and talked with my daughter. We decided to take a leap of faith.

How will be afford three months there? No real idea, but it's going to work out. I can feel it. And the orphanage! I can really help them out if I am there for three months!

I'm so grateful to God for the chance to be with both my girls for such a long length of time. So grateful that I can't stop crying just thinking about it. God is good. He sure surprises me sometimes, but He is good!

PS: And my MOM is on board! Now THAT is a miracle! She still worries when I cross the street! And she is completely supportive of this move! That is God at work...lol.

Here is what is waiting for me at the end of the 15 plus hours on a plane. Soooo worth it!


  1. How wonderful! Only good can come from this. I so happy for you and Nastia and Anya. God bless you all.

  2. Wowie Wow Wow!! (Jupiter is on a Junie B Jones kick). I've been checking your blog incessently since Friday waiting for an update....but I have to say that wasn't the update I was expecting. I am SO excited...can't wait to read blog posts from Siberia. Now if we can just work it so Anya comes home WITH you.....

  3. I'm sure everything will work out for you all - I just have that feeling.

  4. Oh wow! That is super news. So excited for you three and can't wait to read all about it!! =)


  5. That is such wonderful news!!! Very excited for you:D

  6. that is so great to hear, mountains are moving and i hope they continue to move!

  7. Wow! I am sure you will have memorable and meaningful trip! I am so excited for you! Can you pack me in your suitcase?? :)


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