Friday, June 27, 2008

Fingerprint Friday - New family members!

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

Where do you see God's fingerprints? In nature? kids? animals? They are all around us!

If you'd like to join in as well as find links to other Fingerprint Friday posts, visit Pampering Beki's blog.


My fingerprint of God this week is my grandchildren's new cousins!

My daughter-in-law's sister and her husband recently spent almost three months in Ukraine (which necessitated two trips back and forth from the USA), adopting 3 siblings from an orphanage. What a beautiful thing to do, and what a challenge for a couple who are about 40 and have never had any children!

Many, many people were praying for them during the frustrating, anxiety-filled weeks which necessitated visiting a number of orphanages to find healthy siblings, then traveling back and forth between the small town to visit the children at the orphanage and Kiev to go to the courthouse (and McDonald's!), dealing with documents and forms to be signed and signed again, court dates, medical exams, and a missed plane home because they didn't have one form they needed. Thank God, they finally arrived safe and sound.

We were so excited to get to meet them this week when they came to visit their new grandma and grandpa! Here they are with their new mom...a boy, age 6, and a girl, age 13, and the little boy in the background, age 3, who is always busy running. We spent the day with our three grandchildren (8, 6 and 3) and these three, then came home and collapsed!!! :)

Here is Oksana, braiding my granddaughter's hair.


Anonymous said...

yeah! thats awsome!! i like it!

berto xxx

Anonymous said...

I like this blog. for real!

berto xxx

lettergirl said...

I like that whole idea of fingerprint Friday and where you see the fingerprint of God! That will defintiely have me thinking..thanks!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a Fingerprint..What a beautiful happy for everyone..

PamperingBeki said...

Oh that's so wonderful!!! I'm so glad you shared. :)