Wednesday, November 12, 2008


So this past weekend I had the unique opportunity to travel to Venice, Italy and spend some time with some now dear friends! I knew Kristina in college through another friend, but hadn't been in touch with her in years. Well turns out Kristina and her husband Chris are in the process of preparing for an adoption from Ukraine, so when they heard about me living over here and my involvement in adoptions, they invited me to come spend the weekend with them in Venice--where they are stationed with the military- so that they could learn more about Ukraine and the process.

Kristina and I on the Morano island

It was an amazing weekend! I was so blessed by Chris and Kristina and their hospitality, their hearts for the Lord, for adoption, and Ukraine. It was so awesome to spend the weekend talking about all my favorite things with people who were really interested in it all! We spent a day in Venice walking around and weaving through the canals-- so cool. I also got to attend their church with them and meet some other friends interested in adoption! Needless to say, I left refreshed, encouraged and blessed by some new friendships. I can't wait for them to come and visit me in Ukraine-- please pray for them and that this will be soon.


Debbie said...

Ah, Venezia! Che bella! :-)

It's so great to be able to rest and recharge and talk about things that are so close to your heart. How exciting that your friends will be adopting from Ukraine! Can't wait till we can get there, too!

Evie's Story said...

Hope you were able to write that off as a business trip since it was adoption related:-) How FUN!! So glad you got a beautiful get away. You probably really needed it with winter settling in!

Love you girl!

Rolan, Eileen, Josh and Ransom said...

Hi Karen! I'm a friend of Heidi and Felix and others from the Longmont area. We are coming out to adopt also. My family is from Ukraine and claim to be known among believers there. Have you ever heard of Leon Rosenberg or Vera Kurschnir?