About Me

I am currently the mother of 18 children who are home and 3 more who will be home soon via adoption. One child came by birth, twelve came through adoptions from US foster care, and 5 came from our Bulgarian adoption. I am married to my wonderful husband, Brent, and have been for 13 years. I am a child of God who was adopted joyfully into His family.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Some Little Peeks

I thought you all might like some little peeks into the life of a family with 18 kids.  lol  Things are going WONDERFULLY!!  I can't imagine how 5 kids could settle in and adjust so well, but they have.  I have some views into why that is that I might share later, but the main thing is that God is just AMAZING!

We all went to church for the first time on Sunday.  We only went to the preaching service.  We figured we'd start slow and didn't want them to go to class on the first time there.  The kids all did wonderful.  I few very small sounds from them was all that could be heard, except for Keith.  He was ready to get down and crawl, so I took him and sat with him in the nursery after a little while.  

 We walk to church, so it only took a double stroller and two wagons, 
plus lots of people on foot!
We got to a little church that is the equivalent of a couple blocks away.
We filled up 2 1/2 pews!
We were so incredibly proud of them!!!  Who would have thought they'd do that well????  Ahnja was very glad to have a new Bible, though I don't think she has any idea what it is yet.  Anita was very glad they play music and sing, because she loves to dance.  Julianne acted like a big girl and she and Anita were dancing side by side.  (So cute in their matching dresses!)  Nicholas found the whole thing very intriguing I think.  Aleshia was very glad to try to waller her Daddy to pieces.  The other kids were very glad to be back with our church family and show off their new siblings.

Now one more peek and I have to go to bed!  Here is a little of what it looked like tonight, right before we had Family Bible Time!
video
They got very quiet once we got started though.  
Afterward we sing three songs:  
Zaccheus Was a Wee Little Man
If Your Happy and You Know It
and
Jesus Loves Me
The little ones sit through a story and prayer, so that they can make it to the songs!  

More to come!
We had pictures done today, so I'll post those once I get them back!
Stay Tuned!

1 comment:

  1. That is the sweetest video ever..love keith kissing your leg and your little guy kissing his sis on the cheek..too sweet..

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