Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A strange anniversary

Did you see this over on the side?

As of today, we have lived in Ukraine as long as we got to live in Russia. There are definitely lots of emotions attached to that little statement, but I'm not going to write them out. Just recently, I was digging (digitally) and came across photos from our last days in Russia. They still make me teary. I'll share a few of those here:

Random photos from early 2008

They were so little!
That winter was the prettiest ever.
Papa and Asya
Church service for our last Christmas there
In the midst of packing
At the church goodbye tea
That's Raia in the middle

Okay, enough nostalgia. Here's a disorganized photo of all our children, happy in Kherson in 2014:

Quick, current family news: Will got back last night from his time in the states. In a few hours we're headed off to an overnight in Odessa to renew some passports.


Mom said...

Bittersweet day, to be certain. Yet we stand amazed at what God has done through your lives in these past 5 years and 6 months.

Love you deeply.

Baba Julie said...

Yes, I know it must still be hard and that you loved being there. But now, you love Ukraine, also, and God has given you a wonderful ministry there! Love you all!