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, February 11, 2011


I'm not sure what happened this week, but I've been a Mom on the run - running in the big van that is. Since Monday night, I've been to gymnastics, soccer practice, watched my friend's kids while she taught science, taken her and my children to a Chinese New Year party, taken Alei to Bible study, gone to women's Bible study, taken Moriah to Civics class, taken Alyssa to violin, gone to Costco twice, shopped at the Commissary and Target each once, taken the kids to Wednesday night service, made two trips to the pediatrician, gone shirt and tie thrift store shopping for Uganda, spent a LONG time on the phone with a friend in need, met my foster support friend at Chick-Fil-A and ordered and picked up Tori's birthday cake. Tonight I have to drop my three daughters at three different places and go to a Pampered Chef party an hour away. Tomorrow I have to return to town to pick up my daughters from my sister's house, get Moriah to a soccer game and host Tori's birthday party!

After church on Sunday I'm going to rest - as long as you count cleaning the house and catching up on the laundry rest.

And I wonder why my brain isn't very blog focused. Hopefully next week will be easier, although I just got 11 "time for the dentist" post-cards in the mail! (sigh)

1 comment:

  1. ok, that post makes me tired. Praying for a retful weekend.