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.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'm at it Again

The last two days I have painted 1/2 of the school room. The prep work is long, due to the bookcases having to be unloaded and moved. We unloaded them right before Thanksgiving to fix broken shelves and didn't plan on doing it again so soon. The color I bought for the main part of the house is just a neutral tan with a slight tinge of the kitchen green in it, so it's hard to tell where where I've painted and not.

The plan for today was finishing. Instead, I was up a lot of the night with Elijah who was running a fever. The blessing is that he is fine today. JD ended up driving my sister and daughters to a bag sale at a consignment shop since it started snowing and we didn't feel good about sending them off on their own. Of course, there's no painting (or sleep) for me while all the big people are gone. So, I wait........and hope that they remember, and are thankful, for all the times that we drop everything for them.

Have a blessed weekend.


  1. what a sweet little man you have. so beautiful! his smile really says how happy he is!

  2. Your school room, amazing! But the best part, the smiles that fill it with oodles of love. A delight to meet you today.

    Joyfully Homeschooling with you,
    Sarah Dawn