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.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

They are Off!

 My big girls are off on their summer adventures. Moriah left last week and is currently in San Diego with Gabriel, Alayna and baby Nathan. On Saturday, Gabriel will drive her to the Bible College where she will spend the next five weeks. The last week there will be spent on a mission trip down in Mexico. I'm so hoping that this time away is really good for her!

phone pic - Moriah and Nathan at the beach

even worse phone pic - Moriah, Nathan and Gabriel
Alyssa's picture quality far outweighs the phone picture quality of Moriah's, as it was taken by a real photographer, with real film, in a real camera, in the real paradise of St. Thomas. Alyssa, in real life,  left just yesterday for Texas. Today, for the third year in a row, she spent her birthday on a plane heading overseas to rough it for children in a third world country. While she turned just 16 today, she has accomplished so much and we are proud of the sacrifices she makes to do what she has done. She will land in Peru in the next few hours and will spend three weeks there before heading to Panama (where she will sleep in a hammock) for the next three weeks.

Alyssa plans on being a medical missionary at this point and while I think most (including me) don't have what it takes, I think she does. She is one tough cookie! Happy Birthday Alyssa, although you won't see the internet for at least the next month.

Alyssa Grace

1 comment:

  1. I pray they both have a wonderful experience! That IS a wonderful picture of Alyssa!