My most exciting project of the day was ironing the boy shirts and ties that are heading to Uganda for the wedding feast. This afternoon I also got 10 pairs of boy's underwear on clearance at Kohl's for $8. If you want to know more about this wedding feast, or help the 200 invited street children, check out Linny's blog at www.aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com/2011/02/wanna-kind-of-go-to-africa-with-us.html. While this event is in April, these are the same street children that Alei will have a chance to love on in June!Aunt Deb is staying tonight and heading to the mountains on a youth retreat with Alei tomorrow, so I have home-made pizza to make.
OUR PLANS MULTIPLIED
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, February 17, 2011
My homeschool curriculum post is waiting until tomorrow due to a slight bought of spring fever. It must have been 70 degrees today and we enjoyed every minute of it. I find it entertaining how the children start digging around for shorts at the first sign of warm weather. So while they played much of the day away, I worked on a few random things that needed to get done. (We did do school, just some of it was outside as well.) When I asked Elijah if he wanted to eat his lunch on the porch, he jumped up and down and yelled, "What a great idea." He's so entertaining.