What?! Can it be true? Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But where did the year go?..
Are we the only ones who feel like the year has just flew by with the unheard of speed?..
It certainly has been a fast-paced and busy year for our family. The move from California back to Virginia, the search for jobs, house repairs, a shed built from scratch, new school for Bogdan, pre-K for Daryna, search for the right church… No wonder the time went by so fast.
As we approach yet another Thanksgiving, we have so much to be thankful for. God’s faithfulness and goodness have been so powerfully present in our lives this year! Here are just a few things from the big ‘thank-you’ list:
– Great schools for our kids
This was the first year the Bogdan went to a public school. We were worried about almost everything. Now we see it as a special blessing, as he has a wonderful teacher and a great class. He sure is one happy kid this year, enjoying his studies, home work, and reading.
Daryna is happy now, too, as after a year of begging us to put her to school she got her wish! We were able to find a Christian school just minutes from our house that is not only excellent in program, but also quite affordable. She loves her teachers and classmates!
– Wonderful home church
After months of searching for a church that would truly meet our needs, we have found one that is justright. We love the solid and powerful teaching, the worship, and the out-of-this-world childcare! :) Having three young kids, a good childcare is not a small thing for us.
– Illya’s new job
It’s never easy to find a job in this economy, especially after a big move like ours. We are very grateful for the job God has provided for Illya.
We thank God for keeping us healthy and safe, for blessing us with good friends, for watching over our kids, for the constant provision and numerous blessings we see everyday. Above everything else, we are grateful for His closeness, for walking this road with us, and keeping our family in His hand…
What are you thankful for this year?
What challenges and blessings have you encountered this year?
Share with us!
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17