Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Big Easter Weekend

Two girls grew up 20 minutes from each other on either side of the Mississippi/Louisiana State line.

Two orphan girls became best friends in an orphanage on the other side of the world.

About a year and four months ago, one of the best friends was adopted by the girl that grew up on the LA side.

A year later, the other one was adopted by the girl that grew up on the MS side.

This Easter weekend, the girls were reunited, the two families that adopted them met for the first time, and the two best friends/former orphans sat side by side in worship on this day that we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. 

Only God can work out the details to make that happen.  We rejoice as we continually see God's mighty and glorious hand at work.

This was also a weekend of firsts:

Karina's first bike ride.

Karina's first injury in the States.

Yes, the first bike ride and the first injury do go together.

First Easter with her new family and with Granny and Papa.

First time to celebrate a birthday of one of her new siblings.

It was a big weekend.  Karina and Storey Grace slept on the way back home.


  1. This is so cool. I'm so glad that they had a chance to see each other on this very special day. I hope they will remember it a long time.

    God bless you my friends.

  2. Hey!
    That is so cool! I love reading your blogs.
    Karina and her friend, that part was one of my favorite, but I love the whole thing.
    I can't wait to see Karina!
    SaraCaroline Kimball.
    Happy Easter!!!!!!!!

  3. Having Sergey call Karina's "friend" has been on my list of things to do. I'm glad that they got to see each other.

  4. What a wonderful story. We serve an awesome God who loves us beyond measure. Really it's better than a movie.

  5. how funny! i just read your post after writing ours and have to laugh at the similarities. we are so blessed to have been brought together by our girls. can't wait til we can see you again. let us know when you have some free time and we'll come up the the lakes.

  6. Amazing! I've read the account on both blogs and can't help but wish that more of these meetings happen for all our kids! God Bless!

  7. What an awesome God!!!!! JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!

    As Sheryl said...

    It's better than a movie.... WOW!!!