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, April 12, 2013


 Elijah is taking a 30 day trial karate class to help him achieve his dream of being a black belt. He isn't the most confident little guy in groups so it was exciting to watch him go right in his first day. You could tell he was pretty nervous, but he did it.

The challenge is when the 30 days are up, I don't feel real good about signing a six month commitment to anything for a four year old.

But for now, he counts the days between classes.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it seems like karate instructors have their own little marketing strategy to make mega bucks. Where we lived it was $30 bucks for the first month. Then it was like $300 for the next belt level which had to be completed within 6 months but the teacher pushed students through to the next level in about a month. Which then required graduation and then signing up for the next belt level. Which was even more expensive. It too bad because it was a great activity.