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 23, 2013
Quick Road Trip
We made a whirlwind two day visit to JD's mom in the Pittsburgh area. I get so annoyed with myself because I often get caught up with what is going on and forget to get the camera out. We were surprised with a visit by JD's oldest nephew, his wife and daughter. It was short, but a wonderful visit since it had been four years since we had seen them. This was the first time most of the family met Selah and Bella; of course, they loved all the attention. Melissa told Bella that she was their cousin and asked if she know what a cousin was? Bella replied, "is it a mom?" It'll take them a while to understand all the family terms, especially since we don't live near enough for steady interaction. I did remember to pull out the camera at the end of the visit for a few pictures -
JD and his mom
Grandma with 8 of her grandchildren
We have the kids' Christmas party at JD's company this morning - I guess it's going to be our only Santa sighting this year, as we haven't crammed in a visit to the mall.