|A start on the 1,000 books|
Meanwhile, life continues its normal routine: homeschooling, Ukrainian lessons, dance lessons, sermon preparation (for George), Bible studies, email correspondence, almost daily visits by our two adoptees, etc., etc.
The kids are fairing well. It's a good thing we started the conversations and emotional preparations months ago. They are busy taking pictures and putting together memory books. I would say we're fairly emotionally neutral at this point - as long as we don't think deeply about leaving our friends and church behind. I still expect the grief to set in at some point. Meanwhile, we look ahead to nearly a year in the States. I've started making note of what I look forward to - like restaurants, fresh milk, wide streets. And what I'll miss - like walking everywhere, thick sour cream with 30% fat (that's why we have to walk everywhere), warm rolls from the bakery a few buildings down.
Here are some recent random pictures.
|Elizabeth with her good friend, Abigail|
|Riding bikes - we are so thankful the center is now a truly pedestrian zone|
|Matthew surveys the renovation of the mud-brick building on the church's property|
|Prayer Missions International team celebrates Lord's Supper with us at church|
|Matthew with his friend Misha|
|Matthew catches a frog|
|Elizabeth all pretty|
|Abigail's new haircut|
|May church retreat|
|Abigail has her friend, Reka, sleep over|