Open Arms

Open Arms
...caring for orphans and adoptive families...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

While we wait...

We had the day off work last Friday, June 26th, and try as hard as we might to get out of town it was kinda like walking thru mud. There was a dossier to be mailed, errands to run for our Mama, a house to clean and clothes to pack.

We were going to see "Grandma" Lela Steele in Florida. We couldn't quite explain why we had to go see her. We didn't even know her, but we knew we needed to go. Well, it took a while but by 3:20 pm we were leaving the UPS Store parking lot and praying for our package to travel on the wings of an angel. (the package made it by Tuesday!) We knew when we left that parking lot that things would never be the same. We sent out a text message to our close friends (Yeah! Dossier on its way!) and left town for Florida. It was one of the most peace filled weekends we can remember.

For those of you who don't know Grandma Lela please visit the following site to see her work in Ukraine. ( Sorry I couldn't get the link to work. She fell a couple months ago and broke her hip. She returned to Florida for medical treatment and is doing much better. She is such an inspiration. Her stories of the orphans in Ukraine and her work there are both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. She has a wealth of wisdom to take in. Please pray for her continued recovery.