Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cindy and I asked each other this morning...How are you feeling? And we both answered thequestion in a very simliar fashion...
- grateful
- ecstatic
- anxious
- humbled
- amazed
- pumped
- uncertain
- happy
- in love
- were going to be parents to a little boy
- what are we doing
- why are we doing this

We are amazed that God has brought us to this place after close to 5 years of waiting. If you are reading this then you have played a part in our journey and I am reminded of these words that Jim Elliot wrote in 1956...

He is NO FOOL who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose!

Thank you for praying for us and for all of the support. The next blog update will be in Russia.

We love you!


  1. Praying for you today as you travel - for calmness of spirit, gracious NSA workers, clarity in decisions, patience with each other, and maybe even a little sleep on the plane! Amy & the Kregels

  2. We are praying for all to go smoothly and for your safety. Look foward to seeing the latest news and postings here. Thanks for sharing it with us. Julia-Lauren is really missing you at school.
    ~Cory, Kristen, Sarah, Lauren & Cole Derstein