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, March 12, 2014

Too Long

 I'm routinely amazed when I check my blog and realize that it's been a week since I've posted. When I consider this last week, however, I think that we crammed about two weeks into it and it just didn't leave time to record any of it. As a very brief recap, my sister had a friend fly in that stayed with us for the weekend. We also hosted a dinner party for Ben's 13th birthday with some dear friends who are preparing to move to the mission field in Guatemala. Beyond that, there are the usual school and doctor commitments. Today I took Selah to a pediatric optomologist in Richmond because she has cysts on the back of her eyeballs. JD is also preparing for surgery on his foot tomorrow. We then will get busy with our weekend routine of braiding hair and cooking for Alyssa's snack bar fund-raiser. On top of that, JD stained the first area of the basement floor, so I have to catch up by painting the walls.

Since my life has been a blur, I'm thankful that Alyssa has been using my camera. Here are a few of the many pictures that she took of the kids while they were playing outside on our one super warm almost-spring day we had this week.