Sunday, August 12, 2012


See what I found in the boys' room yesterday?  Yes, we're all excited about hubby's Mom {aka "MIMI"} flying in tonight!  There is no less excitement in this home than if the Queen of England herself were coming.

I am sure that the next two weeks are going to be a whirlwind of fun, memories, excitement, and packing.  In a little more than two weeks, all of us will be leaving Ukraine - our family will fly to America and Mom will fly back to Mexico.  We have very mixed emotions about this upcoming trip.  We're thrilled, of course, to soon be able to see friends and family we have not seen in a long time.  But, we never love leaving our friends and ministry here.

For now, we'll just concentrate on pampering a very special lady who will be in our home in about 8 hours.  Woohoo!


  1. That is so sweet and exciting! Prayers for your family.

  2. Jolene,
    I was so happy to receive a REAL letter from you one day recently. It came at the perfect time . Thank you so much. :) Is there an address where you will be collecting mail while in the states? I have had something for months to send but thought maybe it would be better to mail while you are in the states. :) I think I purchased one thing way back in March. GULP!!!!:) That little nephew of yours is so sweet and I was happy to hear that he is headed home. Enjoy your time with your mother in law! :)

  3. So excited for you all!

  4. Hello Joleen and David,

    So thankful "Mimi" can visit you guys. When you come to the states will you send out a schedule of where you will be when? I would love to meet you guys face-to-face if God opens that door.

    Enjoy all your "Mimi time"!


  5. Hi Jolene: Is this a furlough trip back to the U.S.? When will you return to Ukraine?

    Nola Holmes

  6. May the Lord bless your time with Mrs. Sloan. I know you will make it very special for her.
    You are loved and prayed for daily.

  7. Jolene I am so sorry about you all having to come back to America I know how hard this Is I keep praying they will change the rules for you have a lovely house and I know you hate to leave I will pray for your safety and hope you have a real enjoyable visit with Mimi Love to you all

  8. So glad Mrs Billie is able to see those grandkids--you and hubby too. Y'all have fun and enjoy her company! Love and Prayers!


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