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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Big Anniversary

It's hard to believe, but today is JD and my 20th anniversary. Since I turned 40 earlier this year, I have officially been married half my life! That statistic won't hit for JD for a few more years. As my blog's name states, our plans have been multiplied by God! Twenty years ago, we didn't have a vision as big as God's and He has blessed our lives beyond our greatest hopes! While our children are our greatest blessing, thankfully we also enjoy each other's company and aren't scared of the idea of them growing up and leaving us home alone together, (although that is still way off.)

Our anniversary dinner is delayed until tomorrow night, as Alei had a friend here the last few days that had to be returned tonight. On top of that, I spent today re-doing Julia's hair, taking the three older girls for hair-cuts and getting a flu shot!

Tomorrow's agenda is looking more fun already.


  1. Happy Anniversary! Congrats on 20 years:)

  2. Happy Anniversary, Jen & John! Your wedding weekend was so much fun and we are so happy that we were a part of it! We just celebrated our 24th this past Monday.........which makes ME married for exactly half of my life! Wishing you many many more wonderful years together filled with good health and happiness!