A year ago

Sunday. Ahhh. Our time changed last night so we all had an extra hour of sleep. Or an extra hour of coffee drinking this morning.

The weather is nearly perfect — chilly enough for jackets, but no need for layers and layers. Blue sky and colorful leaves.

Today marked one year for Jeanne and Kolya. OFFICIALLY they’ve been married one year today. The government ceremony took place last year in a village in western Ukraine. But Jeanne and Kolya agreed not to live as man and wife until after their church wedding — the wedding before God — which took place in January of this year.

Refresh your memory with last year’s posts here and here and here. If you’d like to see more pictures of the area and the party at Kolya’s home, they’re here and here and here and here!

Hmmm, I was going to write more about today and recent events, but if you took the time to click through on any of those earlier posts, you’ve had about enough for one day!

(Even if you don’t read all the other posts, I encourage you to look at the pictures…clicking on them will give you an enlarged view.)


  1. I am glad I found your blog. I have a blog here at wordpress heavenschildren.wordpress.com
    I found you through a link from my blog. You are on the front page of the Orphan tag page. Congragulations!
    I have a concern for the orphans and streetchildren of the world. I am glad that I have met you. I don’t think it is just a coincedence. We serve a big God!I will read your blog and be encouraged. I am just starting this journey to do something about the suffering that I know about, instead of pretending I don’t see as I have done way too long.
    May God bless you.


  2. Love your blog and greatly enjoyed the visit. Will be back again. Blessings to you from Costa Rica

  3. Thanks, mom, for the look through the pictures of what all took place just one year ago 🙂 and I thought after the wedding/s that life would be less hectic… heh… I guessed wrong! BUT wouldn’t trade it for the world 🙂

  4. One of the things I liked about living in Ukraine was having two Christmases, two New Years’, two Independence Days. . . and now they have TWO anniversaries!

    May God continue to bring them closer to each other and to Himself.

  5. Miss Spider’s Web: Thanks for your encouraging words. I will pray that the Lord might guide you specifically to a work that will match your gifts! He is a mighty God, and He is obviously preparing you by softening your heart to the plight of orphans and street children. Keep us posted!

    Kathie: Thanks! And blessings back to Costa Rica!

    Jeanne: Yeah…life just doesn’t slow down. And trust me — the pace only gets quicker!

    TulipGirl: Hadn’t thought about all the double celebrations for awhile — though we’re coming into the holiday season(s) pretty rapidly. No WONDER they get two anniversaries!

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