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?


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.