I love comments! Even the people who leave them that don't know what goes on in my home. I don't write everything that happens. My goodness, that would be an everyday thing and it might get too boring!
Mark and I do not pressure Andrew about religion. Yes, we are Christians. That is how we live our life and we will share Christ with our children, including Andrew. It is who we are.
If you were to ask Andrew if we love him he would say with a loud voice, "YES!" He has told us many, many times that he has never known love until he came here. This is our fourth adoption in eight years. We have a pretty good idea how to bond and attach, love and accept. He knows if he never accepts Christ as his savior, (and I believe he will) we will always love him.
When I ask for prayer for Andrew, I know there are people out there who love him and have followed his journey long before Mark and I decided to adopt him. These are Andrew's prayer warriors and they are wanting to see him live a fulfilled life in Christ. So when I see him questioning and curious about Jesus, I ask for prayer! Praise the Lord I have so many of you wonderful, Godly people in my life!
Andrew had a GREAT talk the other day with another young boy adopted from Ukraine. This young boy, we will call him M, accepted Christ and got baptized! M is on FIRE! Andrew watched the baptism on video and asked if he could talk with M. M's parents agreed and the boys talked a few days ago. M witnessed to Andrew about Jesus and the change Christ has made in his life. Andrew was so excited when he hung up! I'm thankful for our friends and their son, M.
Mother's Day was beautiful. We spent the day at home and my mom came over. Mark had the BBQ going and the kids went swimming.
That evening Millie and Mackenzie were dancing in the family room and the whole family was watching and applauding. Andrew came over and sat by me. He reached down and picked up John-David and sat him on his lap. He told me the photos I sent him while he was at the orphanage of JD and Mackenzie upset him. He didn't like the babies. Then when he got home, he didn't want to touch them or look at them. I told him I knew that and it was part of his culture.
He said, "Mom, they are my brother and sister. I do not feel that way anymore. I like them." When he said that, he started to cry. I'm sure the tears were of regret and shame for the feelings he had. It also shows Andrew has a tender heart. God is moving on him and changes are starting.
Andrew has talked many times how thankful he is to have brothers and sisters.
One last photo from yesterday....Andrew killed a fly! LOVE the hair!