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, March 30, 2013

It All Started Tuesday

 Ben woke up Tuesday morning with a cough and cold; by the afternoon he was running a 103 degree fever. While I hoped it would end with him, I started coughing by that evening. Fast forwarding to yesterday, Tori and I had to head to John's Hopkins in Baltimore and JD called to say that he had three sickies lined up on the couches. By this morning, Julia was the only one left standing in the 12 and under crowd (which is seven kids if you aren't quick with math), and JD was off to Urgent Care with James since his fever was 104 and we were concerned about strep. We had a little hope shine through this afternoon when the fevers dropped and James's culture returned negative. We all took a break from being sick to dye eggs.

Bella is one of the complete recoveries, so she was really into her first egg dying.

Thank you, Moriah, for being the egg dying coordinator
By evening, Elijah, Selah and Tori all had spiking fevers again. When Elijah's fever is up, he layers on a t-shirt and sweat-shirt; as soon as it comes down, they both come off.

I'm thinking that the majority of us will not be able to attend the Easter service in the morning, which is very disappointing. We also have a dinner invitation tomorrow night that is in "pray for a miracle" condition.

While none of it has been serious, we have had a long winter of sickness. I am so ready for spring and good health!

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