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, July 28, 2017

Birthday Take 1 and A Bit About Selah

 We had take one of the Julia and Elijah shared birthday yesterday. Since JD was out of town, I met a friend and took the little guys to Sky Zone and Cici's Pizza. The new ninja course was built and the kids had blast; Elijah woke moaning about his shoulder muscles this morning!
Bella, Selah, Elijah and buddies since birth - Joshua
Moriah and Chris met us during their lunch break -

 Josh and Elijah sat in their own booth - it was cute when we saw them pray together before eating.

Please pray for Selah when you think about us. She has had five "episodes" in the last three weeks of falling asleep/passing out that she doesn't wake up from until ammonia smelling salts are used. There have been two rounds of seizure like tremors and breathing that have not been diagnosed. We have had three 911 calls, two ambulance rides in, and another high speed drive into the ER. At this point, I am working hard to prevent it by monitoring her from becoming over-tired or over-heated. We are scheduled at the pediatric neurologist at VCU in September. It's been a bit stressful!

Selah and Hunter


  1. Poor little Selah! I am praying for her right now!šŸ˜¢

  2. Oh mercy. We are praying for you and your family. Have the doctors looked at POTS? I know a few people with it and it has similar symptoms. Oh that would be terrifying to experience. Much love!

    1. I know nothing about POTS - I am going to look right now.
      Thank you,

  3. Praying! I love following you and your family on the blog!


  4. Praying! I love following you and your family!