Max who speaks fluent Ukrainian, Russian , and English was able to talk to Anastasia and Paul who at first seemed very shy speaking to him. They quickly opened up and told him all about us and their new lives. He reassured me that they are very happy here-- and do not miss the orphanage one bit. He was able to clarify a few things for me, but the kids said that they already knew what I was trying to say. I guess my Russian isn't too bad afterall. ;)
It was incredible to watch Rachel sit and visit with her older brother. It was incredible to sit and watch him enjoy her company right back. The progress our two families have made separately has allowed this sibling group to heal, learn to love, and forgive, and move forward. It was not an easy road, nor did it happen overnight-- but it did happen, mostly because we just never gave up.
God's grace is so apparent in the smiles of these three beautiful kids.
Adoption is such a beautiful thing to me. So is friendship. So is forgiveness.
Tonight was wonderful.
P.S. I choose four colors-- Pale Wheat, Macchiato, French Lilac, and Cricket. I told you I couldn't decide!