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, May 2, 2014
With A Sad Heart
I'm blogs behind, but it is with a sad heart that I post that JD's mother unexpectedly passed away yesterday. While she had several months of health crisises after chemotherapy, she has been in good and stable health for quite some time. She was rushed to the emergency room the evening of April 30th due to difficulty breathing and she never regained consciousness. After we received the call that she had been resuscitated twice in the ambulance, JD drove all night to get there. Now I am gathering the children and heading up for the funeral. Gabriel and Alayna are flying in from San Diego and the rest of the kids are driving up with me early Sunday morning. All of her 21 grandchildren will be attending the funeral.
JD and his mom - Dec. 2013
Grandma with several of the grandkids
While we are dealing with the news of losing JD's mom, we have also been met with two other challenges. One is dealing with a child, so it will never make the blog; the other will surface post-funeral, but we would appreciate prayers for our family in the meantime!