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, September 8, 2014

Busy but Happy

 Back in the spring a friend from our church home group suggested that we host a sit down dinner to benefit Alyssa and her friend, Jordan, towards the cost of their mission trips. While I tucked the idea away, by the time we wrapped up the other fund-raisers we were in the middle of, we really didn't have a need for another large fund-raiser. Since our groups plans a service project once a study, I suggested to use the dinner plan, but for the benefit of a gentleman in our church who is screened for a kidney transplant, but needs $10,000 sitting and waiting for the post-op medicines required for his body to work in harmony with a new kidney. 

Once our idea was born, the event became nicer and nicer. We had a separate  dinner and child care upstairs. Catering friends set a lovely appetizer table while people came and mingled.

 We were blessed with a decorator in our group that created a beautiful fall setting; the tables were gorgeous.

 We had a photographer take pictures of the event and I can't wait to see them - so I'll have to share again. Today, in the aftermath, I have washed eight loads of dishes and have barely started on the silverware. While the loads washed, I did take time to clean and organize the two upstairs fridges, but will have to reschedule freezer organizing time.

Awaiting the 9th load for the day!
 The temperature dropped which makes it much nicer to be outside with the animals. The donkey enjoys company and the organic carrots with greenery Alei bought him. He is really settling in nicely, I just have to figure out how to brush him without annoying him.

 We should have baby goats very soon - she is already two days overdue.

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