Our Journey To Charlie & Levi...

After 17yrs of marriage and "8" amazing children, God has continued to keep the fire for adoption burning in our hearts. Crazy?... Maybe?!?! But....Doesn't God call all of us to do CRAZY things for him? Isn't that what it means to Live for Christ? To make a difference ONE orphan at a time. So after months of praying that this little guy would find a forever family, he FINALLY has!! OUR FAMILY!! Join us as we pray, cry, fill out mounds of paperwork & fundraise to bring our son home. We give God all the glory for choosing to adopt us & for giving us the opportunity to Choose Charlie...And because we could not get Zhora(Levi) off our minds and God obviously placed him in our hearts... We're bringing him home too!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Tomorrow we drive 5hrs to Dallas and then fly out of Dallas. We arrive in EE Tues. morning at 5:15am American time:) We have a few last minute things to take care of & all the packing still to do. But we are closing in on being ready to be gone. Please pray for our children while we are gone. They are in good hands & will be well taken care of. (I'm guessing I will have a harder time being away from them, than they will have being away from me.) Ha! We were told that our apartment has Wifi so we should be able to update and post pictures. Yay!!! Happy about that:) Pray for family as they get the kids to all their activities and the FIRST day of school. We have lots of FIRST this year. First day Kindergarten(Emmy), first day of Jr. High(Sydnie), first day at High school(Lacey), and first day of Senior year(Hayley). Wow!! They grow up SO fast!!! We covet all of your prayers as we continue the journey that God has lead us on & thank every one of you for your love & support....Blessing to ALL of you:)

Next Post...........from Eastern Europe!!


  1. Wow...can it really be the day! I am so happy and excited for you. Can't wait to see the photos of you meeting your boys for the first time....what a blessing!

    Love, Bella's Mama

  2. I am so excited the day is almost here for you to meet your new boys. I have followed Charlie since seeing him on RR (along with Joseph). I am so happy that he is so much closer to being home... as well as sweet little Levi.

    I love those pictures of your kids below. The 2 boys will fit in perfectly.

  3. Oh, I'm so excited for you guys, Wendy! I've been waiting so long for this day, telling Charlie so many times that his Mama and Papa were coming. Now he will finally see what I meant. Thanks be to Jesus! :D

  4. What beautiful boys!! Can't wait to follow your journey in Ukraine. Your SDA appointment is on my daughters birthday..she was adopted from this same orphanage back in 2004! Best wishes!

  5. YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!