Journey to Julia Video

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

Friday, December 17, 2010

Trip #2

Hello, everyone.  Sorry for the silence during the past couple of days.   Tom and I arrived home on Tuesday night.  Wow, it was great to see our children.  We had missed them so much.  It was great to be back in America as well.  We are so blessed in our country.

The past couple of days have been a whirlwind of getting ready for Trip #2.  Tom and our oldest son will be returning to bring Julia home.  Our son (who is 15 years old) is so excited about this trip and can't wait to meet his new little sister.

Grandma and Grandpa have returned to the warmth of Florida.  We are so grateful for the help they gave us while we were away.

Tom & I want to thank all of the people who have helped us during this adoption journey.  We have been blessed with financial support, prayers, and friends & family helping out with the care of our children at home.  We know that all of the help has made it possible for us to bring Julia home.  Thank you!

So, once Tom and Caleb are back in Julia's country, I'm sure they will be updating the blog often.  We will miss them on Christmas, but we know they are bringing home such a beautiful gift with them, Julia.

Please join us in praying for all of families that will be apart this Christmas for many different reasons.  Also, please pray for all the children around the world who wait for a family.  Maybe by next Christmas they will be home with their new Forever Families.


  1. I am looking forward to Part 2:)

    It must be quite an experience for your son to be able to make this journey- in all senses of the word. It will be fun to read his updates!

    But Christmas apart must be tough- for you the other families who travel right now, and of course for those children who have Christmas "apart" from their forever families... in an orphanage. I will pray!!

  2. Oh Patty, I so forgot that you were at the same orphanage. I'll add you :)


  3. We are so happy for you! Praying for your travels to go well! Your daughter is beautiful! If you happen to see my two little boys.. Nikita & Alexei (Dusty).. please tell them we hope to see them soon!


  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. Hey Everyone!

    Since I've officially been named as the blogger here for trip number 2, I thought I'd formally introduce myself. I look forward to getting to share my adventures with you guys, and you can catch some additional posts at:

    Hope you all enjoy!