Thursday, March 15, 2012

God You Are So Good

Mark and I are praising the Lord this morning. Tears of gratefulness. The words "thank you" just don't seem to be enough. How blessed we are to be Jonathan's parents, and he is blessed to have all of you! Thank you for your support through donations and prayers! The Lord is so good! Jonathan, you will be home soon!

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  1. I am so happy and blessed to contribute to a little part of the story of Jonathan's homecoming. Just made a donation trough Adeye's blog! And shared your story in the Netherlands on my own blog! To God be the Glory!!

    Love,
    Annerieke
    debergjes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Annerieke! You are a blessing!!

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  2. Please send me your email address, I'd like to send a donation. thanks.

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    1. My email is hansinais@yahoo.com Thank you!

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  3. How great and wonderful. What a nice boy is your new son!He will be happy in your house!
    The Lord's blessing for all of you in the unknown future!
    Love, Wilma

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  4. Hansina - I'm not sure that I have ever commented but I followed your journies home with both of your little sweeties from Ukraine and I'm OVER THE MOON that you are bringing Jonathan into your family! I think you guys are amazing and I can't wait to see the smile on his face when he meets you for the first time!

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    1. Shari, I'm glad you are following us again! We can't wait to get over there and bring him home! So many of us that love him without even meeting him! God's got great things in store for him, I believe it!

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  5. so happy for you all today! mountains are moving.

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  6. I am praying for you and your family, thank you for sharing your story. I have a heart for the older kids too, I was wondering what orphanage you are adopting from? Diana Tyree wetyrees@gmail.com

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  7. Hello, I found your blog from reading Adeye's blog. I am so happy for Jonathon. What a beautiful child. He has such a positive, content look on his face...seems so unlike the sadness seen on so many orphans' faces. There is just something that makes me think, this child has really weathered the storm of orphan life and is going to do just fine. I cannot wait to see how things progress. I work as a nurse manager in a large level 4 nicu and it warms my heart to see people such as yourself welcoming children with the extra chromosones into their hearts. They are my very favorite babies...with their soft skin and beautiful faces...they are such special people. Anyhow, I could not help but respond.

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  8. Your Jonathan's expression reminds me of our Alex's. We've been home 9 months and he will be 16 next month. We were in Ukraine on his 15th birthday. We left this week last year and were there 95 continuous days fighting more intensely that we knew possible but God won and we'd do it all again three times if it took it for him.

    I had to comment after Wendy's comment that he looks that he has weathered the storm of orphan life and will do fine. I agree and that is our Alex. He's flying, soaring actually and we will pray for Jonathan to soar too. To embrace his new family and life and grab hold of all God has for him with both hands and never let go. Our Alex loves Jesus and has made Him his own. Over-excelling in our homeschool cottage school with high academics. It takes ALOT of "want-to" from these age kids...we will pray for Jonathan to have the "want to" from the core of his being.
    Alex has made friends at every stop from soccer to ping pong to chess and is embedded so deeply into our extended family I can't remember life before him. He is son, grandson, cousin, friend, brother in Christ and a pure delight. We will watch anxiously for the day you post the same for Jonathan!!

    I'm not telling you there have not been hard days...the spiritual warfare is intense and satan never gives up. You've adopted before...you know. But the good is so very good.

    You are going to be so blessed as is Jonathan. Never give up, press hard to fight the battle that lies ahead to free him and get him home to your protective arms and more love then he knew was possible was receive. God Bless you!!

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  9. christiane branstromMarch 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    I just found your spot, I have not been able to get Jonathan's face out of my head since December. I am so very thankful that your family has been able to save him and to bring him in to your own! How great God is!!! I cannot wait to read more about this journey for all of you and will be praying that things run smoothly. We have not adopted, but have just recently been talking about it, ever since hearing Jonathan's story. I'm so thankful for your boy and your family!!!

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