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.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

In Turkey

The girls did really well on the flight to Istanbul; we are really surprised how happy they are considering they got very little sleep last night. Selah was sleeping on the plane, but kept twisting and falling off the seat. I continually jerked awake to keep her on the chair. Bella slept well sitting perfectly up, but didn't sleep long enough.

Our Turkey experience is limited to the airport; we were afraid to head out into town and run out of time getting back into security. I bought the girls a large chicken tender and fry at Burger King for a nice total of $12; the four "adults" each got a piece of pizza and drink for $50! Not a five star dining experience. 

We are several hours away from beginning our 11 hour flight into D.C.; just praying that the girls sleep a healthy portion of it. 


  1. Hey Guys, it's Rebecca! We had such a great time with your fam in ET. Hope you're home safe and sound by now. Praying the girls transition well and no jet-lag. Other than being up at 3:30am, we're all doing well:)

  2. So excited that you are almost home! We leave for Philly Sunday afternoon, but know we are praying you home! Praises for sleeping girls on the plane!