Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kostya Update & St. Patricks Day

Thank you so much for all the Prayers and Positive thoughts sent for Kostya!!!!  Unfortunately he will not be able to get a Visa.  So Taylor started the immigration process today!!!  The politicians involved have told Tay that his immigration with be expedited.  Expedited = 3 to 6 months.  So heartbreaking that the beautiful little baby you see below has to wait so long to be reunited with her Daddy!!!  Taylor and Evelyn Skype with Kostya everyday.  I get teary eyed every time I hear him speak so sweetly to her in Russian.  He is so strong and he always reassures Taylor that he is safe and doing well!!!
 He went back to Simferopol so he could return to work.  As most of you know, Simferopol is not the safest place right now but he insists on working as long as he can to provide for his family!!!  I am so Blessed to have him as a Son!!!!  Please continue to PRAY for him!!!!

Our crazy Little's enjoyed St. Patrick's Day so Much!!!  We built Leprechaun traps and dressed for the big Irish Day!!! 

Hope you had a Great St. Patrick's Day!!!!! 

Thank you so much for continuing to follow our blog even though my updates are not often enough! 


  1. Did Taylor only begin learning Russian when she moved there? I'm curious about that. It's not the easiest language to learn, for sure! ha ha. Did he speak English before they met? Curious how they broke communication barriers. I remember the story of how they met and am still amazed how it all came together, especially because she was so young and bold to follow her heart. (Inspired a tad, I think I am lol)

    Still praying for everything. Love the littles in their green gear - so cute!!

  2. There's a petition at http://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-ukrainian-citizens-90-day-entrance-usa-passport-without-visa/mOBDgkb5 - some of your readers who want to help Kostya and others like him might want to sign.

    As its name indicates, this petition asks the president to support allowing Ukrainian citizens holding passports to enter the United States for 90 days without requiring a visa. Such a move would help ensure the safety of those who may be temporarily at risk, while it would also allow them to return to Ukraine eventually.

    Praying for Kostya's safety, along with prayers for peace, justice, and democracy for all of Ukraine and her neighbors.

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from U.