Category Archives: Patience Daniel Son

I Am who I Am

Today is the day of fasting and prayer for Mac.  Please join us by skipping a meal or having a simple one and, if you are able, donating the savings to the Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund, who serves children with … Continue reading

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Creaking door

Today we received some very bad news.  A friend sent us this translation of news from our region.  The prospects look very bleak.   Max Shatto, the 3-year-old boy adopted from Russia a couple of months ago who died in Texas … Continue reading

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I am a liar.

**Our little boy in Russ*a has long been a part of our hearts and we stopped calling him Thadius months ago. We think it’s time to share his big boy Big Little Days nickname. From now on, our little Thadius … Continue reading

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Is Anything Going On in the World Besides the Adoption Ban?

I don’t think so.  It’s the only thing I think about when I get on my computer in the morning.  On my mind every moment lost in though, and in the hearts of my children every time we say our … Continue reading

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Standing with Them

Yesterday morning we drove down to check on a few things in our old hometown.  We ran into a few friends we hadn’t seen in months at our old church.  We had lunch at our favorite carryout place.  We played … Continue reading

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I Know Who Goes Before Me

At my last posting, all we knew was that our paperwork had been submitted.  We just found out a few days ago that it has, indeed, been registered.  This means that in the beginning of December, the paperwork was found to … Continue reading

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Fresh and Stale

I love when an inspiration for a blog post just keeps me running all day, playing with phrases that make hearts find peace and metaphors that make the unknown knowable.  But, today I am starting to realize that more likely … Continue reading

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Cinder Blocks

Some days I feel like I have my whole life to do with cinder blocks tied to my feet.  I bet, kids or not, you know the feeling.  A project at work, a closet inspired by sitcoms, a repair project … Continue reading

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USCIS approval

We got our USCIS approval!  This means the US government has pre-approved citizenship for our little guy.  We paid for it entirely with YOUR donations to our Chip-in, beloved friends and fellow citizens, who want our little boy one step … Continue reading

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Delivered…

Now, we wait.

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