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.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

If I Ever Needed A Camera.....

Too bad I'm so bad about taking videos, because I would have loved, loved one of Julia today. Of course, I would have been forced to stand in a few feet of water and hope that no one splashed the camera too much, but it would have been worth it to video Julia. We are blessed with a membership at a YMCA water park for a tiny fraction of the normal cost, because Gabriel works for the Y. Since the water park is about one mile from our church and 30 miles from our home, it makes sense to head over after church as much as we can fit it in. So, today was visit #1. Julia wasn't really tall enough for the tube water slide that she was eyeing up, but for whatever reason, the life-guard told us that she could go down as long as there was someone down at the bottom to help her as she plunged into the water that she couldn't touch in.

So, over and over, Julia came screeching and screaming down the slide (have I mentioned that she has a tone that resembles an air-raid siren?) You never knew how she would emerge from the slide, sometimes feet-first on her back, other times head-first with her feet straight up in the air. She would then plunge into the water, squealing with delight and scrambling to surface for a breathe. At that point, we would grab her and tell her to swim for the side. She would half swim, half run on the bottom under water, until she'd make it to the steps to start over again. She was laughing the whole time. It was quite entertaining for everyone around!

So, while I have no pictures of Julia today; I do have these that give a glimpse into her personality. She is entertaining!

Good thing we homeschool, or I'd have quite a class clown on my hands!

1 comment:

  1. you realize women pay big bucks for those lips she has been blessed with! what a delight she looks to be!