In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

One of Those Days

Ever have one of those days that if your life was your job, you'd resign? Yesterday I certainly would have just to preserve my health and sanity. It started as an ordinary day, but a few children decided to really try my love and patience throughout the day. JD had a day trip out of town, so I made two trips to the court house in reference to our still-not-paying-and-very-dishonest renter. The clerk of the court was none to helpful, resulting in me potentially missing a dead-line and just standing there wanting to cry.

To top off the rough day and my pounding head-ache, our dog bit a neighbor's puppy. Reagan is a devoted dog and great watch-dog, but she took it too far trying to protect our skate-boarding kids from the puppy. Apparently, she has done this once before (although they never told us) so we really have to do something with her. Since her entire life has been these 25 acres, there's not a simple solution of invisible fencing or something. She has proven herself an escape artist when we were forced to "confine" her due to her interaction with a rabid skunk. I need to post the skunk story sometime, it makes me smile just thinking about it.

Today I'm praying for wisdom with the renter, the dog and an over-all better day!

Here's an unrelated picture of Gabriel giving Elijah a ride around the yard. I'm hauling Elijah into the doctor to get his ears checked; I'm suspecting that his previous ear-infection didn't clear up as we didn't sleep much last night and he's quite whiny.


  1. Hey Jenny... Try one of those soft mesh muzzles on your dog. They prevent biting, but still allow room for the dog to drink water. I had to use one with a rescue we had a one time b/c he had never been around little kids and he chomped the boys a time or two... It stunk, but it worked without having to put some harsh device on him. Good luck with the ear infection. We are fighting those as well right now! I hope today is much better for you! Hugs to you, t.

  2. I have had one of those months. It's been very difficult around here. I have posted and reposted so many comments on your blog site, but they never show up. Thought I would give it another try...