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.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Loc Free!

After two to three (time has blurred) weeks, Julia's locs are out. May I recommend to anyone reading this to discourage anyone you know from locing their young child's hair. I thought it would be an easier solution for Julia, who screamed her way through every hair session, but it was very painful going in and coming out! I thought we were going to have to pretty much cut them all out, but I really only had to cut about a third and then we painstakingly untangled all 500 of them! 

My house is a horrible mess and my laundry is piled sky-high, but I took out Julia's braids (that I put in as I took out the locs) and we headed out to get it trimmed and for the Chinese lunch she has been waiting for.

She was all smiley at the salon, but it had little to do with the hair cut and everything to do with the pending Chinese.

To be honest, I was concerned when it was a white woman assigned her hair, but since I don't like it when people assume I know nothing about the girl's hair, I gave her the same respect. When she asked if she could cut it dry before she washed it, my red flag went up. I told her that she can't comb it dry, so I would prefer she wash it first. She obliged and the cut went fine.

I realize you can't tell much difference in pictures, but her hair does look nice and healthy and even. Tomorrow we will be corn-rowing it, while the house finishes degrading from messy to disaster; tonight she is going to swim 
awards with a fro!

At Chinese

If you wondering what I've done on Julia's hair breaks - here's Tori -


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