Vitaliy and His Poppa
Hello sweet ladies,
Tonight was a very sad night for our family. Saying good bye is never ever easy is it. I knew that Vitaliy was going to win our families heart the first night we met him.....his personality was adorable. I have never seen a child smile as much as he did. His manners were so sweet........and made me think about being more grateful myself. When he would come to our farm he was always out finding Poppa to go feed the horses or go in the chicken coop to gather eggs or pick up the turkey. He always had so much fun on our farm.
One of our grand daughters went to her school library and got this Russian picture book. They all spoke with him. It was a precious time.
He loved Josh's dog Drake! Vitaliy said they do have dogs, cats and pigs at the orphanage. I think the pigs are some of their food supply.
Vitaliy did so well at picking up the English language...........his "Aunt Rae" did a super job teaching him.
He loved "Mittens" the cat.
He also loved riding his bike up and down the lane.....usually crashing........ a lot. He would never sit on the seat for some reason. He was so funny! He loved his helmet!
Josh will also need prayer........he has a lot on his shoulder as he leads his family in some huge decisions. Please pray for him..........thank you so much! He loves Vitaliy!
Tonight they came out and sure enough Vitaliy was wanting his Poppa. We ate together and had to say our goodbyes. He hugged me........Tress......Taylor and before he went to Poppa, Josh said, "Vitaliy this will be the last time you see them before you go to the Ukraine". He gasped and looked at Poppa and said "oaww" and then hugged him so tight. I lost it!!!!! Please pray that the next steps would be smooth and protected by the Lord. I will be able to say more later. Thank you so much. Jesus loves Vitaliy more then we ever could........I need to remember that. For one thing we will never be the same~ my heart is with the orphan like never before!
He told Tonya today that she was going on the airplane to the Ukraine.........and that he was going to stay in America. He really is a cute young man!!!!! We have lots of memories.........so does he! He will fly out to the Ukraine on Saturday.
Also ask that the truth of the word in Vitaliy's Russian Bible will touch his heart and he will know Jesus and what He did for him on the cross.
Thank you ladies for being so precious to our family! I will tell you my heart is really really hurting........like our son said. It is better to love and hurt then to never love to begin with.
Hugs from my farm to your HOME!