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, August 10, 2012

Cardboard Big-Foot

Elijah and I had a rough night and a very early morning. The other night at the swim meet award ceremony, he must have gotten into chiggers in the grass and is covered in 100s of bites on his legs. The poor little guy was squirmy and miserable all night long and we gave up on sleep and got up sometime after 4:00 a.m. JD went on a early morning liquid Benedryl run and Elijah and I started working on medical insurance paper organization while we watched Bob the Builder. I have to say, that I have been so behind for so many months that it was nice to get that much done with the quiet of only one child

The day took a huge swing for Elijah when Moriah and I stopped at our local Sheetz station after making an adoption paperwork run to the Post Office.  (Sheetz if our favorite gas/food station that has good subs.) The manager of Sheetz told me that he had something for Elijah in his car. A few months back, Sheets had this lovely card-board Big-Foot on the counter selling beef jerky. Elijah is pretty impressed with the idea of Big Foot and admired the card-board figure to the point that the manager told him that he could have it when it was done working. About a week later, we stopped to check on Big Foot and he regretfully told me that a customer had spilled coffee on him and he had been thrown away. All this time later, he felt bad for Elijah and actually found one at another Sheetz and  brought it "home" waiting for us to come back in. 

I was able to bring card-board Big Foot home today - oh, happy, happy day! I suggested to Elijah that we could hang him up in the play room (goes perfectly with my decorating) and he said, "oh, no, I'm just going to carry him around." And he has all day. The manager also threw in a fine mug that holds at least 140 oz. of liquid. At lunch, Elijah requested chocolate milk in it; I informed him that it was a water only sort of cup. When (when, not if) it spills, it will be enough liquid to mop the kitchen floor. 

Since tonight is our last night of VBS, and we were up rather early, I made Elijah take a nap. Once he was asleep, I relocated card-board Big Foot to the end of the bed, and briefly slept in his spot. 

By the way, Moriah made the mistake of calling him poster Big Foot and Elijah corrected her...his name is Cardboard Big Foot. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear! That is so funny and a bit creepy. Glad it's you and not me living with that guy. The big foot, I mean. Elijah seems like a sweetie.