Two of these children had families committed to them whom I believed with everything in me were handpicked by God just for them. I don’t understand this. This is not the way it was supposed to be. I am angry and confused and I wonder how I will keep doing this. Although it may not make sense, in many ways I am hurting as much now as I did when I left Ukraine only this time, I didn’t even get to say goodbye. One day I’m receiving regular updates on “my” kids, following along as their families work hard to bring them home and excitedly looking forward to the day I will get to see them in their arms. The next day they’re just gone, never to be seen or heard of again. Yet while I grieve, there are families that are hurting even more than I am. Mommies and Daddies and brothers and sisters who were anxiously awaiting the day that they would welcome a precious child, already a member of their family, into their arms and homes forever. Dima, Liza and Bogdan are only three out of approximately 50 children who were taken, many of whom had families coming. Please pray for these families who are mourning the loss of their children. Pray for all the children who have been taken away from everything they know and brought to a strange, new place. Pray for the staff at the new orphanage, that it truly would be as great a place as everyone says it is and that they would be filled with love and compassion for these children. Finally, pray that somehow, in some way, God would be glorified in all of this and that the good plans He has for these children would not be thwarted.