Sunday, February 6, 2011

V said YES!!!! Praising the Lord!!!!!!

Today we are to get many of you have really received a lot already. Know that we will be praying for you! Lots of birds are needing some extra seed in the bird feeders. This is our cardinal that comes and eats with the female during snowy times. You are welcome to use this photo, if you would like.

Hello sweet ladies,

I received the precious box from my friend (soon I will be telling you who she is) in the mail. She made these adorable rings that will go as part of the fundraising idea for Vitaliy to come Home. They are so very sweet.......... as she perfects them we will have them available. It is getting real exciting around the Stubbies "HOMES". All of our family is helping get V. Home. I also made something that I am getting ready to use as a fundraiser. Until then I have put up a donation button, if you are interested in donating to his Home coming. So many have left me emails and comments that you want to help. Here is a way. Please, please feel absolutely NOOO pressure, if you can't that is fine, honest.........these are hard times for all of us and I understand it all so well! I love you all very much and I don't want any kind of hardship on your families. We covet your prayers mostly.....that is the best gift you can give our family, the orphans in the world and V. I will continue to keep you up on the ways you can pray. I am also working on the story of V.......he is such a sweet smiling little boy! I will have it in PDF form.

I listened to two Bible Studies yesterday. I have been going through a Beth Moore Bible Study at on John The Baptist "Prepare the Way". It is free to listen to it and it's been wonderful. Be sure to have your Bible in front of you and follow along. I also have a little notebook to jot down notes. You will be blessed. If you want to start in the beginning of the series Start here. The date that she started the series was on December 13, 2010. If you can listen while you are doing housework, that is good also. I love having the Word surround me by listening to it. It makes a person strong for the battles of Life! As many of you know, Life is hard.......sometimes real hard. Yesterday as I was listening to the Bible Studies one verse stood out to me! The verse was in Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.

This will be V's this pic. Our youngest grandchild and V.

I don't know about you ladies but this verse blesses my heart.........big time. I have read this verse before, but yesterday it seemed to sink in to the depths of my soul. To think of my Father in heaven finding me delightful? I don't use the word awesome very much........I save it for was one of those AWESOME MOMENTS! Some of us didn't have a Daddy that was good to us.......I was one of those.......but he was my Dad.......God saw at the beginning of time that he was to be my Father. As I look back I am so thankful that he did. I accepted Christ when I was 15 years old. I lived in a home with much strife and anger, but life was not like that for my honey Phil.......nor our children. They did not live with pain.....but God did use my upbringing in my life ...that I would learn to trust and love HIM more. God was never meant to be compared to our earthly fathers. So when I was going through the study yesterday..........I was thinking of our V.......who is parentless. I thought of our God........singing over every orphan child in this world! What a precious picture. In the study she talked about when both of your parents die and you have no one to tell you they love you like a parents does. That sometimes this will make you feel like you are an orphan. My honey experienced that. You see he worked side by side with his Momma (she died of cancer 1991) and his Daddy (2005) for many years farming. A gift to our children and ourselves!!!!! We have the memories of all the kindness they showed us by their actions. When they die that stopped, but it never stops with the Lord! He tells us in his Word...........a Wonderful thing!

I thought a lot about V yesterday. Then I received a call from T. J and T had just received a call from the adoption worker, and she said that Vitaliy said YES! In fact he said "strongly yes"!!!!!!! We had been waiting and now we can really move forward! So now V knows that they want to adopt him. I am so thankful that now he knows. He has been waiting for the last few weeks, because we could not say anything while he was here with. We also found out some disturbing news. I don't want to say what it is..........but the orphanage workers are telling lies to the children. Please please cover the children with prayers of protection and that they won't believe the lies but will believe truth and remember the love that the families gave them during the time in America!!!!! So at least he would be able to hear us say that we love him. It is all so sad....... the evil that is in this world. At Christmas time we received $150 from one of my "blogger families" who reads my blog. Some of that money will be used to buy a phone. Thank you sweet friend~ God does provide! We were so excited about the news and we will put our total trust in the Lord now. That He will complete the good work that He has begun and will bring V HOME! GOD IS CONTROL and we have to believe that. Now the work begins for J and T...... signing lots and lots of papers. We have heard of some real horror stories and so we are asking that there are no mistakes....that will happen on the papers. They say it can cost more, if the papers get delayed. We realize that satan hates adoption.........because it is a picture of what Christ wants to do for each one of us. He wants to adopt us through salvation.

Please pray that the Lord will give our family a straight path. Our goal is to give Vitaliy a Home that loves Jesus. Our prayer is that one day Vitaliy will accept JESUS, because V was bought with a price............JESUS CHRIST!

Praise the ONE!

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me." Isaiah, 49:16

Our God will not forget the orphan...........what a wonderful promise!
I love this song. I know that as we walk this out... fear may hit us. We do not want to give way to fear. It is not from God! We want to stay steadfast at this time.

"But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father."
Galations 4:4-6

Praying your day will be blessed by the Lord........... know that I am so grateful for you!
Yesterday was such a busy day and I didn't get to come and visit many blogs. I had hoped to......but you know life. Another storm is coming through they say. I want to be ready with all my girly chickens so they are all safe. I will be coming later today to visit all who answered the 5 questions. Thank you so much for all the comments on "Getting to know you a little better". I loved it. I felt like each person that left a comment and each email...... let me into who you are..... a little bit. I so wish I could meet each and everyone of you in person.

Welcome to all the new have been me!

Hugs from our farm to your Home!



  1. Oh, I will definitely be praying for Vitaliy. I'm so glad he said "yes". He looks like he really belongs in the Stubbs family, don't you think? I'll be praying for the hearts of those children!!!! Oh, wonderful news, Linda...absolutely wonderful!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  2. Praise God! Vitaliy KNOWS he is wanted...I will pray for protection during the adoption. Thank you so much for sharing all this story, Linda. Everyone will be praying, I'm sure. The picture of Vitaliy and cousin is precious.
    And I love the cardinal picture.
    God continue to bless your family.
    xoxo from Texas ~

  3. Its such a joy coming to visit your blog so
    inspiring..I love the Red Cardinal, we also
    have those in Az, Precious Photos of the cousins.. Blessings upon your Family...

    Hugs from the Southwest Az...

  4. I will be praying too, as an adoptive mom, I know how your family feels...lies and deception are from the other side, but the Lord is in control and much stronger...praying you receive the funds needed too...hugs from California

  5. I will praying too is so so so wonderfull. Thanks GOD.
    Blessings from France

  6. Oh Linda..what wonderful news! God is good..and I know he is watching over V. and the other members of the orphanage. Love all your pictures especially of the cousins..

    Blessings...from Iowa
    xoxo Gert

  7. I will be praying for your sweet family and for Vitally. I am so thankful that he can come to a precious Christian family, what a blessing for his life AND yours! You are such a sweetheart, I just love getting to know you through your posts. Blessings to you in all your efforts!

  8. YOU SWEETIE LADIES! Thank you each and every one of you who sent me a comment today. I am so happy that our little orphan boy will be with us! It would be wonderful if it was soon. They say it takes 3 months to a year. I vote for 3 months! I can leave it whith the Lord right?

    Hugs, Linda

  9. I SAW this, Linda. Praying for all to work out. So interesting about the phone! I'm a little surprised that this is an option.

  10. How wonderful, Linda! So happy for your family - great to see a shining example of God fulfilling His promise in your family! Heather

  11. It's me again - I just checked another email of mine from FavCrafts and found a featured item with your fabric at the 'heart' of it! Here it is:

  12. Linda,
    I can just see the joy in your heart and the love you are feeling! God is looking down and making his plan for all of you. Blessing to V so far away. He is thinking of all of you and of course he said yes....he has lots to do with Poppa! ;0)
    Thinking of you and hoping you have a wonderful week. We had 3 days off last week so a 5 day week is going to be lllloooonnnnngggg! ;)
    More snow on the way about you?

  13. Linda, the verse from Zephaniah has long blessed my heart. To know that God rejoices over us with singing - how wonderful!

    Praying for little V and the adoption; so happy for all of you.

  14. We had the verse from Zephaniah on my husband's memorial program and it still speaks to me of God's love even now. I will pray for God's love to shine for the orphans and for their safety in HIS love. Blessings to you and your family. ♥♫

  15. Hi Linda, What great news! It does my heart good that Vitaliy knows that he is sooo wanted now! Praise Him!!

    Will be praying! Stay safe and warm with these next round of storms coming in!

    Linda in Wichita


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