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.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Big Day Times Three

Today was a big day all the way around. First of all, our sweet Alyssa turned 12. We celebrated by going to a play about Moses and then a pig fest dinner at Ci Ci's Pizza. Here's a shot of her with her friend (and two sisters.)

 Not only was it Alyssa's birthday, it was the FOUR year anniversary of Ben and Julia landing in America. Although we had been with them in Liberia for two weeks, June 18th was the day that they began their new lives here. We celebrated with.....a play and trip to Ci-Ci's, (how'd you guess?)

And last, but even more important, Alei landed safe and sound back in the USA from Uganda. I'm not going to claim that our trip to Ci Ci's was in her honor, since she is still in CO and won't be home home until next Thursday.

Here's a picture of her with the little girl that she so fell in love with - Beneta. Beneta is at an orphanage in the slums that doesn't even have a well; I desperately want to help them!

Want to see one of my favorite pictures of all times? Look at that smile - these kids need love so badly.

Sweet Beneta - I would kiss you too if I could!

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