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James 1:27 – “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction”

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas news from Eastern Europe

Tom and Caleb picked Julia up today after she attended her own Christmas party in the orphanage.  We were able to Skype with them and things seem to be going really well for them and Julia.  Tom said she ate a huge dinner.  She ate the meal that Tom prepared for her and then she dove into the meal that he had prepared for himself and Caleb.  What a relief that she is eating well.  The only challenge Tom had tonight was getting her to go to bed.  After several hours of trying to get her to go to sleep, she finally gave in at 11 pm. 
They will all be leaving Julia's region tomorrow to head back to the capital city.  They will have two US Embassy visits to make and then, hopefully, they will be headed home early Thursday morning.

We had a nice Christmas here at home, but we missed Tom, Caleb and Julia greatly.  We are so grateful that she is officially our daughter and with Tom and Caleb.  We can't wait until next Christmas when we will all be together as a family.

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Happy New Year to all!


  1. MERRY CHRISTMAS Patty (& family!!)!!!! What an awesome gift to recieve on Christmas Day!! I can't wait to see Julia home with her Momma & Papa, & siblings!! A great way to end 2010! Praying that all goes smoothly for Tom & the kids this week!!

  2. Oh Patty I am so glad that Tom, Caleb and Julia will be home soon. It doesn't look like we will have the opportunity to meet them here :(
    But I can NOT wait to meet all of you at the get together we will have!!!

  3. YaY ! Yay! Yay! Thank you Jesus for this sweet, little Christmas gift!!!

    karen shervheim :)