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, May 3, 2012

Way More than Hair

This has been my day - 

I worked at the kitchen counter from about 10:30 until 4:30 taking out Julia's "old" hair and putting in these new braids. While I did have a few math breaks (teaching the boys how to find area one more time) and a quick trip to Sheetz for Julia's reward Slurpee, for the most part Julia's hair consumed my day! This was an important hair session for Julia because she has a big approaching event that will be a blog of its own. It's really not near as much about the event itself as it is about my view of success and failure and how I think we, as people, view the world. 

Here's the kitchen floor after our hair session; uh, really it's way grosser than the picture shows. There is always hair and broken rubber bands as far as the eye can see once I'm finished. And beads, do you know how many of those I pick up every time I vacuum? They hurt stepping on them at night too (and people complain about Legos).

Julia's big event is Monday; I'll try to capture my thoughts then. In the meantime, we are sharing about our adoption at church on Sunday, so I need to focus on that!




  1. Ohhh, she is such a cutie! I love her hair style. How nice.