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.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Glimpses of our Day

Today was such a refreshing change from our school routine. Aunt Deb spent the night last night and hung out for a while today. I dug into my bins for our Christmas paperback books. I keep children paperbacks in four canvass bins and rotate them; they were exceptionally excited to see all the "new" books and spent a lot of yesterday and today reading them. It made me realize that it had been way too long since I had swapped bins.

I made bread first thing this morning so that Deb could take a loaf to her Arabic professor; (doesn't everyone give their Arabic professor bread?) I have also been making small loaves for the widow down the road from time to time.

I didn't mention that it snow-flurried last night. You would have thought the sight would have been far more impressive by all the excited yelling at my house this morning, but it was enough that James, Ben, Tori and Julia played outside far longer than usual since it has gotten so cold.

Tori worked hard to make a tiny snowman like she had just seen in one of the books. He's sleeping out on the bench by the front door.

Moriah helped the kids make paper snowmen, since we didn't have enough real snow to make the real thing. They turned out quite cute.

I'm not sure what our project will be tomorrow - maybe the ornament kits that have been up in my closet for the last several years!

We just received an extremely urgent prayer request about a teen in our church - I'd ask you to say a prayer for Sarah. She is being rushed to a hospital in Richmond by ambulance since the weather is too bad for the medic helicopter.


  1. any amount of snow is cause for exitment here too:) Bread first thing in the morning sounds lovely! I ned to move my booty a little earlier in the day!

  2. Hey Jenny, my name is John. I read a lot of blogs on religion and prayer and I've i feel like I've ended up here once before. I'd love to hear your thoughts about this prayer exchange website PrayerMarket.com I thought it was an interesting idea and would be curious to hear what you (or other christians) think about it

    I'll check back here in the next day or two, thanks & God bless
    John W.

  3. Ok, I've gotta ask.... does James actually have a snake (pet?) wrapped around his neck or is that printed on his shirt?