One of the many ways God has blessed us is through our therapy team.
I love looking back and seeing how God has so carefully weaved our lives together with the perfect people for us! Back in they day, about 10 years ago I became friends with Amanda Clark. She and her husband have three blessings from Donetsk, Ukraine. A few years later Amanda returned to Ukraine on mission and brought some therapists with her and I joined along too. It was the summer of 2006 and it was the trip when I would first meet Maxim, Cephas and Lucia.
It was from that time that Grace Haven has grown and our passion for the weakest ones ignited by Jesus! At the same time a really incredible thing was happening with the therapists who went on that trip too. One of the owners of our therapy clinic, Kym Hannah, met her own sweet daughter and began praying about how Children's Therapy TEAM could continue to return to Ukraine to help orphans with special needs. What has developed over the last several years is that many of the therapists have caught the passion too and travel over twice a year with TEAM Ukraine!!
Yesterday, our occupational therapist, Abby Snyder, came to evaluate Maxim and she brought her own little doll, Eva - adopted from Donetsk, Ukraine just last December. Our kids were NUTS to see her and hopefully we didn't overwhelm her too much.
Cephas needed to hug her and pet her, Rainan brought her an assortment of dolls, Grace made sure she had books and blocks and Lucia waited the entire time until the end when she could have special cuddle time with Eva.
Gosh it's true life is complicated and "get up and go" isn't how it happens so much these days, but this is the stuff that makes it quite perfect for us. Life is beautiful. Just LIFE.
So let me introduce you to some of the gifts that show up on my doorstep a few times a week.
Working on keeping balance while sitting on the bench without arm support and learning puzzles at the same time! I love multi-tasking!