Reason 1, which isn't really a reason, is it's the 15th. And you probably know if you've been reading awhile that the 15th of the month is a special day to me. :)
Now for the other 3 things.
Today started way too early, when half of us and Rachel left to go to a church over 2 hours away.
We went to see one of our favorite Ukrainians preach - MAX!
He wasn't able to get it in his schedule to come to our church this trip to the States, so we went to see him.
The church he was speaking at is the church our friend Alice pastors. Alice has known us for probably 8 years now, and she led the mission trip my dad and I went on to Ukraine to work with Max. She has been over to Ukraine 14 times to work with Max, and is a great friend of ours, even though we don't see her often enough!
After the service we got the special treatment and got to go out to lunch with Max and Alice! It was a great time to catch up with them, and just spend some time with them we never get to have.
So grateful we got to see them and grateful they took time to visit with us!
If you don't know who Max is, go read here about the last time he came. You are missing out if you don't know who he is and about his AH-mazing ministry! Visit his website HERE!
(Side note: While going back and reading that blog post to link it here, I realized I was wearing the same shirt I am today. Whoops.)
The second thing.
One year ago today, on September 15th, Lyla Spitz came home!
blogged about it here.
her mama's blog to see how she's doing!
Today, someone has a BIRTHDAY!
Maxim is 9 today!!
But then he found one, the Nance family, and I ended up taking care of Max's siblings too while his mama was gone. 3 weeks last December, and another 4 in January and February.
|Sick day, for me and the kids, and definitely was not the only one!|
Because today, for the first time in his LIFE, he got to spend his birthday with a FAMILY. Who loves him soo very much. He is learning and growing, and changing the world, because a family said yes, I will love you.
*Visit his mama's blog to see how he's doing!
What a day! Happy 15th to you all!!