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 7, 2016

Moriah's Video

I wish I was techno-savvy enough to post Moriah's video that shows Nathan emerging from the car. He came out smiling at the crowd of children yelling his name. He has such a sweet personality and appreciates the enthusiasm of the kid crowd at our house. Nathan has made the rounds of kids and animals over and over with such excitement.

In spite of just driving across country, Gabriel and Nathan accompanied us on a road trip to Richmond today hauling a large trailer. We picked up the hutch and bunny that were Selah's birthday surprise as well as new bottle feeding baby goat from Wendy.

There is really nothing like two large white vans, pulling trailers, a dozen-plus kids, a goat and a bunny in the shopping center parking lot to get people to slow down and look. A lady blocked the road and was walking towards us. (I was afraid she worked at Kay Jewelers we were in front of and was angry). We watched as she approached and said, "I want to pet the baby goat." She then preceded to ask if we knew if she could house break one. Unfortunately, the answer to that is a big NO. We all traipsed into Chick Fil A for lunch together afterwards.

Here's Wendy's circus I pulled up to. My pulling in just doubled the circus.

Here's Abby giving Selah the bunny. Selah has wanted her own pet for some time.

Here's where Gabriel came in super handy - loading and strapping down...and driving and parking. I did buy him a Chick Fil A meal, which I'm sure made it all worth it. He commented that growing up doesn't exclude you from chores, it just makes them much less frequent; true when you live on the other side of the country.

I will post some cute pictures of the baby goat, Storm, tomorrow. She was born in the VA Beach area during their big storm before the hurricane, so the name just fits.


1 comment:

  1. You are a brave woman.....but I'm sure Gabriel was a huge help. I'm not allowed to pull the trailer (and I don't want to!) Sometimes just driving a big, and 9'tall van is enough of a challenge.