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.

Friday, December 17, 2010

After 4 Months....

After 4 months of being in Colorado, Gabriel flew home today for Christmas break. The kids made these "welcome home signs;" well actually, Moriah wrote the words and let the littler guys decorated them. By the time they were done, they were really barely readable. When we whipped them out at the airport, Alei laughed and said she had never seen such hideous signs. It was entertaining to watch the people walking by trying to make out what they said.

Elijah has been waiting for this moment for quite some time; he was nervous, excited and showed off for us while we waited.

I really didn't think Elijah would go to Gabriel right away, but he did without hesitation.

It's cool to see the bond between brothers despite 17 years of age and living 2,000 miles apart!

We are so thankful that Gabriel is healthy, happy and home!


  1. Jenny that is wonderful. The pictures of JD, Gabriel & Elijah all standing in a row brought tears to my eyes. I love Gabriel & Elijah's bond. God is good & provides when it is right!

  2. Yay! My oldest brother arrived home a couple days ago as well. :o) Makes me so happy!

  3. AWW! Soo glad he's home:)

  4. I just came across your blog. You have a beautiful family. I look forward to reading more!! Have a wonderful Christmas.