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, March 16, 2012

My Little Buddy

 When we launched into our current adoption(s), we really thought we would come home with one little boy. Elijah is the only boy on the younger end of the kid spectrum and we thought it would be nice for him. We decided, though, not to ask for a boy or girl and just leave that to God. When Isabella surfaced, we fell instantly in love and I could not imagine her referral having been a boy. When we decided to open ourselves to a second child, we took the same path and did not specify a boy or girl again, and sure enough, we were blessed with another little girl. (I still need to blog the details of Selah's referral.)

It looks like Elijah is going to remain the lone boy at the bottom of the kid line - with four African sisters. He couldn't be any more excited; he often tells me that he can't wait for his "little" sisters to come home. Although we've explained that Selah is older than him, he is sure he can hold her and call her his little sister. I hope he is as thrilled with them in real life as he is planning to be!

He is such a joy to all of us. Here he is at breakfast yesterday morning. He got his Cat in the Hat costume on first thing. 

Here's last night at the end of a busy day of playing. 

Good thing he is OK with staying my baby boy. 

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