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, February 3, 2012

On the Road

Tori and I made our semi-annual pilgrimage to John's Hopkins hospital today so that they could tell us that she and her liver are still doing great. Today the Doctor said that her results are in the best 1% that she has ever seen.  It is actually always a pleasure to catch up with the doctor and nurses that cared for us four years ago when we did the treatment for Tori's liver damage; it's just a long day because of the drive. 

On Monday, a group of us are hitting the road for Bethesda's travel clinic. We have to get Alyssa started with any shot series that she needs to travel to Ethiopia, as well as the horrible Yellow Fever shot. Poor girl, that is one shot that you don't forget that you got for at least a week! Bethesda is really good about giving us antibiotics and any other emergency medicines that we could possible need while we are traveling.   

In the between time that I'm actually not traveling from hospital to hospital, we have really been enjoying the crazy February weather. It isn't every Feb. that the kids can eat on the deck with bare feet. 

Julia has blossomed into a great Kylie babysitter since Kylie has to be monitored all the time. Kylie really loves Julia, but on occasion seems to give me a look that silently looks like "rescue me." 

Elijah loves the song "Days of Elijah" that plays on my play list. He often sits near the computer and wants to listen to it. Yesterday he got his guitar to play along.

My favorite is at the end when the song says, "there's no God like Jehovah." Elijah sings "there's no God like a Joba" over and over. We desperately need to capture it on video before he learns to pronounce it!

It's so often the little things in life that bring the most pleasure. 

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