We are so excited to be able to show you pictures of our three handsome boys! Their names are Sasha, Dimitri and Roman.
We will soon be changing Dimitri and Roman's name and will let you know as soon as we do. These boys are so precious! We
had a wonderful day today playing with them. Derek showed Sasha his laptop and Sasha entered a whole new world! He was pushing buttons faster than you could blink. We played some up tempo worship music on iTunes and Sasha was starting and stopping the music and giving quite a commentary in Ukrainian. Both he and Roman started dancing and moving to the music. Dimitri's eyes widened and he seemed curious. It will be awesome to immerse the boys in live worship at IHOP - they will come to a place of real life! Sasha was pushing so many buttons that he set Derek's computer clock back to 1969 and renamed a number of folders. When Derek pulled the computer away for a minute to try to salvage his "digital existance" Sasha became quite concerned and said, "Moosik Papa, moosik!" It was an awesome moment. We spent about 6 hours today driving to the small village where Dimitri was born and obtaining necessary approvals from regional and local inspectors. Rural Ukraine was like a journey into the past. It was amazing! Lots of old style bicycles, old Soviet cars, horses and carts, and really adorable children all bundled up cozy and looking toally hugable! Check back in the next 2 days or so for our next update. We have finally landed consistant internet access!
Little Dimitri is in real need of prayer right now. He is very weak and not very repsonsive. Please pray for strength while he waits to go to the U.S. where he will be able to receive much needed medical care. We are all praying for his healing, as well as our other precious boys. The Lord is good and so full of loving kindness. He is a good, good Father!
As you know, from Tracie's last post on our blog, we got to meet our "little nephew to be," Aiden! We were playing with our boys and he walked right in the door. The nurse confirmed that it was Aiden and our hearts were so excited. It was a definite
highlight of our day! We can't wait until we will be able to see him for more than just a moment and send pictures of his precious little face.
We will share more pictures in the next couple days and update you on our journey.
Special love sent to the Malone family! You are so precious! There are no words.......
Sasha and Papa having a nose to nose loving moment!
What a handsome boy!
Dimitri, our "Little Bird." Please pray for this little angel. He desperately needs life to flood his little body!
Mama enjoying her boys
Little blessings from Jesus!