Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday in Serbia

As I write this I can hear fireworks of celebration from the elections today. It is almost midnight here. We went downtown tonight and all was calm but there were news crews everywhere and one of the streets was closed for a party.

We went to church this morning. Our church is small here but lots of the members spoke English and everyone was wonderful to us. Of course they made us speak but it was nice to share our testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They all told us how grateful they are that we would give a child from Serbia a better life. Really, it is Kevin and I who are grateful to be given the opportunity and means to do so.

After church we went to visit Max. It was there that we realized it was Mother's Day in the U.S. It was so nice to have Max with me today so I wasn't so sad to be away from Tia and Tyler. We did talk to them today via webcam which is really great. It is nice for them to be able to see us and us them. I sure miss them!! My sister got the stomach flu last night so her hubby had to take care of all 5 kids alone today. Thanks to both of you for all your sacrifices this week!!! Pretty much every one of the kids have been sick while we have been here. Not fun for her!

Well, I am exhausted so I am off to bed. Did I mention our bed is about 6 inches bigger than a twin bed? Pretty funny as we are not small people! I will be so happy to have my Cali King back! :-) Here's to hoping we don't fall out of bed!


Dolores said...

How exciting that you were able to bear your testimonies in Serbia! It's wonderful that you were so warmly welcomed! I love it that the gospel of Jesus Christ does that wherever you go.
Happy Mother's Day Shawnie!

Mama's Boys said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day, and you definitely deserve it! I was watching the video of you and Max and realizing that I haven't even seen you since you became a mom. It was a beautiful thing to watch. Thanks for sharing.

orphans4me said...

It is so fun to read your updates and see your pictures. Thanks so much. Max is adorable.
Joy, RR