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, October 3, 2014

Two News

We have had such a high rate of new around here that I'm struggling for the blog to keep up. My first new is -  Guess who has joined the working, tax-payers of America? MORIAH! Moriah has always been a huge fan of Sheetz food, so now she is in the kitchen creating all that food she has eaten for years. We have known the Sheetz manager and much of the staff for several years (from many more food purchases that I'm willing to admit) and am thankful Moriah was able to be hired. Jobs for teens are in short supply in our rural county! She is in training now, so has been there everyday, but it will settle into a routine that should allow her to work and finish homeschooling high school comfortably.
Moriah - first day after working

My second new is the arrival of our future stud goat, Vinny. Vinny is short for Vincent Van Goat and he made the trip from a farm in Missouri. We have had a bit of donkey drama, because Chewy didn't take to him when he followed James into the fence and ran over his leg. It isn't broken, but he is limping and we have him separated from even the other goats. He isn't minding all the kid attention while he heals. He will grow into a stinky male goat, but for now he sure is cute and sweet.

I'm going to continue with my new post tomorrow, but now I'm off to take cup-cakes to a new 7 year old!