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, November 13, 2009

My Boy

Looking at Elijah, I've thought over and over that if every baby in the world was loved as much as my little guy, the world would be a better place. It breaks my heart that there are babies with no mommies, that there are babies who go to bed hungry, that there are moms that try to nurse their babies but don't make enough milk due to malnutrition. I wish every baby was loved as much as my baby boy; and no baby grew up to suffer from attachment problems later on.

It's been remarkable to watch Elijah at every stage of his little life. He is pushing 16 months and has really started to play. Today I had the boys bring up the animal tub that's been tucked away in their room. Elijah loves animals and it held his interest for quite some time.

He was really thrilled with the bears. After having the bears growl and bite, he bit one of them back.

He's also figured out that the camera is connected with saying cheese and smiling. Here he realized I had the camera.

The good thing about being child #9, is that there is usually someone to play with you. Today was no exception.

I think we can do one more. One more here means one less hungry, cold and lonely orphan somewhere in the world!