With 9 people in the house, I find myself flying by the seat of my pants. I do believe that 6 kids is my limit if I want to stay organized and put together, and I can feel God using this time to stretch me and teach me that I am not in control. That I do not always have to have everything in order. That's kind of hard for a perfectionist like me, but I am learning that these are the moments that really matter. As I've heard before, in 100 years it will not matter how clean my house was, what kind of a vehicle I drove, or how much money I had in my back account. What will matter is whether or not I've made a difference in the life of a child.
We were so encouraged to learn that Vitaly knows, loves, and prays to God. He loves to read the Russian Bible and Bible Story Book we gave him, and he enjoys listening to the Russian Bible story player that he got for Christmas. He loves to say the prayer aloud before mealtimes as well.
Here are some pictures of the things we've been keeping busy with: