Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gotcha Daddy and Dariya?

July 8th we celebrate Dariya's gotcha day.  One year ago on that day we were able to take her from the orphanage forever!  We ate Ukrainian food to celebrate Dariya's culture having borscht, vereniki and fresh bread.

During dinner Aidan (whose idea it was to have Ukrainian food each gotcha anniversary) said, "next year we should have fish and chips on Daddy's gotcha day" (the day Daddy immigrated from England to America).  Then he said, "Daddy, what day did you come to America."

Both Jason and I paused for a second and even though we had never realized it before in that moment we loved the God sighting. I don't think things happen by chance!

Jason immigrated to America on July 8th, 2001 to marry me (I know I am blessed ;) )...10 years to the day that we got Dariya out of the orphanage forever.

So next year maybe we will have fish and chips and some Ukrainian food.

Dariya loved the borscht but wasn't too keen on my vereniki (I had to agree with her).  Alayna and Aidan tolerated the borscht and picked out the insides of the vereniki and called it good.

10 comments:

Jen said...

What a great love story!

Lori said...

Love that story! Maybe you will have to have a Gotcha breakfast and then a Gotcha Dinner =)

Muttering Mama said...

Totally. made. me. cry. My friend Erin calls those moments God winks.

one_plustwins said...

LOVE THIS POST!

Jamie Wooddell said...

I love your idea Aidan! I'm gonna steal it for Zeb's gotcha day.
Amazing God's timing!
And that is a fabulous picture of your three. What a blessing.

Cammie Heflin said...

LOVE that!!!! Aiden is such an awesome little guy :)

Elisabeth said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Dariya! Has it really been a year already? What a blessing and a joy she is. And I just love how God planned for both Jason and Dariya to have the same gotcha days. What a special day it will be for your family for years to come!

rosedel said...

I had to Google vereniki to see what you were eating. They sound good to me. What a good idea to have English food to celebrate your husband! Maybe her can tell stories about his favorite breakfast foods. Seems that I remember when I visited that I was served tomatoes at breakfast. Maybe not, it has been a while! :)

Emily said...

Love the new header photo - all smiles!!

Jill said...

WOW!!! I love it! That totally made me tear up and gave me goosebumps. What an amazing God we serve.

I think fish and chips w/ borsch sounds like a great meal! LOL Two of my favorite international dishes. Pat and I had fish and chips overlooking the North Sea on our Scotland trip. Awesome!