Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Home Sweet Home

I just wanted to let everyone know that we are HOME..

{in Ukraine, of course}

Sleeping on my own pillow in my own bed feels oh, so good.  I have been unpacking and lovingly putting all of our belongings back into their own little homes.  In the next few days I will be revamping our entire closets since all of the clothes we have out are winter clothes.  It was quite the sight to come home to boots lined up at the door, scarves and hats left in the car, and sweaters in our drawers.   Yet, we are running around the house barefoot, enjoying the cool tile on our feet.

By the way, who needs to buy new toys, books, movies, games, etc... for the kids when you can just leave your home and return in a few months?  It has been like Christmas around here since everything seems new all over again!  Micah (16 months) completely forgot this home, his bed, and his toys.  The Johnny Jump-up that we left hanging will be coming down, the infant/baby car seat will be put into storage, and I will be giving away all of his clothes that were left in his drawers.  Micah left Ukraine a baby and has returned a boy.  {Yes, they can do that in just three short months.}

We look forward to jumping back into the ministry here.  It is going to be a busy summer, but that is exactly what we love.  

Now, to tackle that exploding inbox of mine...


  1. I like the sleeping in your own bed part -- that's when you really feel at home. But -- I loved visiting Israel with you. Thanks for taking us along.

  2. Praise the Lord for bringing you home SAFE! Thanks for keeping us updated while you were in Israel.

  3. Welcome Home! I know it is a great feeling to be back home!

  4. What fun it has been learning about Israel. However, we all know how wonderful it is to get back home. We will be praying for you as you settle back in.

  5. Welcome "home," my friend. I have enjoyed sharing a part of your visit in Israel, and I am happy for your sake to hear that you are settling in to the loved and familiar again.

  6. Thank you for letting us know that you arrived back in Ukraine safely! Praise God for His goodness. :-)

  7. Yay!! Home sweet home! I cannot imagine leaving my home for three months! Praise the Lord for grace! So happy y'all made it safe! I'm sure the kids are excited to have their beds back especially the boys!  Praying for your busy weeks ahead! Looking forward to "seeing" Ukraine on your blog now! Have a great day. Lots of love. Stephanie Way

  8. So glad for you

  9. aah !!!!! our GOD is an AMAZING GOD.. HE IS THE GREAT I AM..........
    so glad you all are home.... loved your stories from Israel... but can hardly wait
    to hear what GOD has in store for you all and your continuing adventures while you are busy doing
    HIS WILL..
    Praying that you all only grow closer to HIM and never forget for a moment
    all that HE has done and all that HE will do... so excited...
    My daughter, Melissa will be on her way with a Medical Mission Team to Nicaragua (sp) on Sat.
    Please pray for their safety but most of all pray for souls to be saved... Melissa is so excited, she is going with
    our Missionaries the Waller family... Melissa will be gone for a week... I, being excited as well, want to go
    in her suitcase.. but alas... my heart will have to do...
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers..

  10. Welcome Home, my friend!!! Praying for you all! *Hugs*

  11. Lynne Edmonds NortonThursday, June 14, 2012

    so happy for you that you're back home!

  12. Laura ConsfordFriday, June 15, 2012

    Hooray for being home!

  13. I am so happy to hear you all made it back!! Sorry I haven't been the best about keeping in touch, its been crazy here trying to adjust to our little Ukrainian. :)

  14. I am so happy for you! Enjoy!

  15. LOVE that sign (:(:(: So sweet <3 so glad ya'll made it safely home!!! God bless you guys(: <3 *hugs*


Thank you for your encouraging comments! "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." Proverbs 25:25