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.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

My Littlest Liberian

I am just so impressed with myself that I up-loaded a video that I can't wait to finish what was going to be the rest of the blog before I post it! I realize this is not a big deal to many people, but it's a whole new frontier for me. (This means that I can post videos of Selah and Bella next!) 

Here's Julia, who just turned six last week, swimming a 25 free-style yesterday at the swim meet finals. It's so amazing to see what good swimmers my Liberian are when they came from a country that doesn't swim. When we were at the beach in Liberia in June of 2008, trying to get a break from the 160 degree heat, I asked one of the "guards" who was tasked to stand under an umbrella and watch the white people swim why they didn't get in the water to cool off? He replied, "it's the rainy season; everyone knows you will die if you get wet in the rainy season." I told him that we were going to take our chances and thankfully, we all lived to tell the tale!

So, maybe in 10 years, my Liberians can form the first Liberian Olympic swim team. 


  1. That's so cool! It didn't look like she ever came up for a breath either! Wow!