Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sweet Brothers

Over spring break the boys asked if Tate could sleep in Julian's room with him one night. We were happy to let him. I put the kids to bed a little later than usual (all week, lovin' that part) and the boys were still chatting in bed about an hour later. I was about to tell them it was time to quiet down and get to sleep when I stopped outside the door to hear what a 5 year old and newly 8 year old could possibly be discussing for so long. Here is what I heard:

(I will preface this by saying that all 4 of the kids have been very inquisitive about God, Jesus, and heaven lately.)

Tate: Brat (Russian word for brother), when Mom and Pop get old are they going up?

Julian: Yep.

Tate: Brat, up there they have lots of castles and cheeseburgers!

Julian: No, Tate. Not cheeseburgers. Better than cheeseburgers!

Tate: Oh! It will be really big and nice, like our house.

Julian: No, Tate. It will be better than our house.

Tate: Oh? Like what?

Julian: Better than we can think, Tate.

How sweet is that?

7 comments:

The McEacherns said...

That is so sweet and encouraging, too. God is obviously at work in their hearts. Thanks for your previous post, too. I am always encouraged to know that, with God's grace, we can actually enjoy much of the adoption process and adapt as a family once home. Blessings to you and your adorable kids!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

Very sweet:) Found your blog by googling Ukraine adoptions. We have just started the process to adopt a waiting child frmo Ukraine- also going independently. Looking forward to learning more through your blog.

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

AH! Just learned that you are in NC. We are near Raleigh- when we get ready to travel, we may need some advice:)

Drew, Michelle, Luke and Tetyana said...

How sweet are they!

The Monroe 6 said...

Oh my goodness!!!!
That is AWESOME!!
What a great job ya'll are doing teaching them about Christ!!!!
Warms my heart! :)

thenewsestnewsome said...

I love it! That is so sweet. I love the minds of young children, and the simple innocence they have.
BTW, I just recieved an email from Kostya and had mentioned that I recieved his email from you- he said to tell you hello :)

Aunt Maya said...

WHAT?! No cheeseburgers?! :D

I love my nephews.