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, December 15, 2012

Christmas Hay Ride

 I took the children on a Christmas hay ride at a local park in the county. Selah took the Christmas carol singing very seriously - she kept her eyes on the page and made sure to flip to the next page when everyone else did.

I really think Bella was thinking something along the lines of "I can't believe the crazy things Americans do." She was trying to figure out if bumping through the woods in the cold behind a truck was supposed to be fun.

She totally was not thrilled with the whole hot chocolate around the fire idea either.

After a while, she was willing to get out of my arms, but she kept her eyes on the fire just in case it jumped it's cage.

So many firsts in their little lives. Before bed, we gather the family in the living room and pray and read a Bible story. Tonight when the kids were done taking turns praying, Selah said, (in English) "Daddy, Dear Jesus me." She was so pleased to have a turn praying. 

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