Monday, December 13, 2010

He's Here!

With the help of family and friends, we were able to raise ALL the money we needed to bring Valeriy here to the states for Christmas.  My younger three kids helped me make a welcome poster for him.  I looked how to spell "Welcome" in Ukrainian on google translate, and I hope that's what I put on the poster!  Who knows (besides Valeriy) what it really says.

Nate and Matt had to stay back in town for a band concert so they couldn't go to the airport with us.  I am telling you, I have never seen someone so curious and excited about every little thing around my house.  He would yell from upstairs, "Mommee! Mommee!" and then come show me what he found.  So far he has found my college ID that I haven't seen in 16 years and a cross pendant that I'm not sure I've ever seen.  I think my favorite thing that he brought me was a binder.  He yelled his "Mommee", then sat and showed me how the rings open and close! 

I do believe this will be a very fun 5 weeks, and oh so very hard on January 15 to say goodbye.


Brea said...

Very fun and exciting, Amy! He looks like he fits right in with your family. I'll pray that he enjoys the warmth and love of your family, and that you all are impacted in amazing ways!

T.J. Freeman Jr. said...

I'm sure it's going to be a wonderful holiday season full of questions and wonder... I tried to explain to Montana what it would be like if he wasn't so used to the things he takes for granted but I just don't think he really understands that other kids aren't in the same position as him. Very awesome what you guys are doing, such a great thing for Valeriy!!