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 traveling back to Ethiopia this year to bring home our 12th child. We have found God's ways are higher than our ways and true joy is found in following His plan!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
There's not much excitement here; I am snow weary. We have missed Monday-Wednesday of school so far this week and three dental appointments. We have done lots of coloring and puzzles and a fair share of electronic brain-numbing time as well. It seems like it would have been a great opportunity to make progress on the basement, but there has been little of that. We are at the place of clearing floors to stain them, but it is a major deal with all the furniture, etc, that it down there. I'm trying to not make the area completely unlivable since we have a few rounds of company on the schedule.
They colored notes that Moriah wrote them.
We decided the reasonable way to stain the floor was half at a time. Guess what side I'm starting on?
Now I need to stain shop. Anyone have any concrete staining wisdom to share?
I am living my dream of being a mom of many, including adopted children, and living on a farm. Our farm is a work in progress, but we have a beautiful Amish barn. I am using this blog to chronicle our rarely dull day to day life as a memory for my children.