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, June 30, 2011


We had friends come today from out of town. I really should take pictures of all the kids, but we start talking and playing and I don't think about it. I did grab the camera, however, when Alei and I let Baby Levi try the cantaloupe. He really liked it and sucked every bit of juice he could get out of it.

When his momma and I headed outside, he had to resort to his toes. He's such a good natured little guy!

Baby Levi's momma is Ms. Wendy that lives three hours away, but we meet pretty often. I thought about all the swapping we have done over the eight years since I've moved away from her neck of the woods. We seriously have swapped dogs, cats, goats, chickens, plants and children on our visits! (While the plants and animals have been permanent trades, the kids have only been loaners.)


  1. Lucky you are to have such a wonderful friend. I wish I can also have such a wonderful angel very soon in my life.

  2. wow....so cute baby!!I think you made some good points in this post, but me still waiting for some more cool tips & points.