"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Bella Remembers Us!
Early this morning we received this wonderful message from Natasha, our translator:
Thanks for letting me know that you made it safely back home. Anatoliy has been to the orphanage. He saw Bogdana playing with the kids. When she saw him, she raised her arms and told " Mama... mama..." . She knew that we've been to the orphanage with you. She is very clever.
This little message brings us such comfort....Love in Him, Paula
Hello! My name is Paula Burckhard. I am married to Kevin and have five children: Elizabeth (18), Samuel (14), Grace (12 w/Down syndrome), Bella (7 w/Down syndrome adopted from Ukraine 2009); and Nole' (4 w/Down syndrome adopted from Serbia 2011) We are a family that loves God and desires to bring him Glory in all we do.
Nole' (listed as Nathan) Came Home on March 2, 2011 from Serbia!
Bella Bogdana Burckhard
This "beautiful gift from God" has been given to us through the miracle of adoption. She became part of our family in August 2009. We are excited to see how God will use this Ukrainian princess for his glory!