Sorry for the long absence. We've been very busy getting our family into a new routine on the homefront. But I have managed to keep up with everyone's blog! We're so excited to see many of our web friends posting news of receiving their appointments or having their dossiers submitted. Its looks like many of their paths may cross in country! I hope I am able to meet some of you when we make it to Kiev. Its amazing how friendships have formed in the unique environment of the blogsphere. We've read every single message, and your comments and emails have moved us beyond words. Thank you for sharing your own stories to encourage us in the long process. Recently I spent over an hour on the phone talking with another mom who is adopting from Ukraine. Apart from our blogs, we would have never known about each other. Yet, we are bound together by a common experience and a common faith. Today I returned several emails from families seeking copies of our Orphans of Ukraine video. They join a growing list of families using the video to fund raise for their own adoptions. Two missionaries home on furlough from Ukraine are using the video to raise support for the work they are doing there. And there are also several families using the video as a spring board to start adoption ministries in their churches.
I stored the video on YouTube at the end of December and have been amazed watching the numbers grow. The video has been viewed over 8,785 times. There's something about seeing these children that stays with you. I'm excited watching these things come to pass. God is definitely moving!