This time 2 years ago these cute little boys were praying for their "vwuzzo and sistos in Eepee-opia" and now they are together forever. and Inseperable might I add.
The boys are 16 months apart so the twins and Josiah are in different grades. They are in two separate classes at our co-op on Fridays and every week Jeremiah goes through his speech of how he is so sad that Josiah isn't in their class and how he misses him all day and he wants Josiah in HIS class. Then James is all "Uh-huh" and "Yea" 's. Their teachers say the twins are always asking if they have extra crafts so they can take one to "their brother who is in the 5 year old class."
God is just so amazing. He brought these little boys from Africa and Mexico to North Carolina to be brothers and very best friends. And they are always doing crazy things to their room like this...
Soon after this blurry picture was taken, every inch of every wall was covered in a picture that they colored. When the walls were full they started to stretch across the room and surrounded the bunkbeds so they couldn't see out of the bottom bunk. They even made it across the ceiling. (with some help) It was quite impressive. Until bedtime and we couldn't find their beds.
Here is a virtual tour...
And I just realized i never finished those videos from when mom was in africa. I realize now it was a bad idea to promise that the week before school started and the week our computer crashed. Maybe someday they'll make it on the blog.
I love Jesus Christ with all my heart. For reasons that I will never understand, He died to save me from my sins. I love Him because He first loved me. He says in Matthew 25:40 that He is "the least of these." He is the orphan and the widow and the poor and the hungry. I love Him and want to serve Him through serving the least.I have 8 siblings; 2 biological, 5 adopted, and one "unofficially adopted". Adoption has opened my eyes and changed my heart forever.
I have a new passion and what I have seen has broken me and changed my heart.
This started out as a journal of my trip to Ethiopia to bring home my 3 newest siblings but it has turned into much more. God has started me and my family on a whole new journey and it's crazy, exciting, hard and just plain God. Since we started adopting 6 years ago, God has taken me to Africa, China and Guatemala to care for and visit orphans. God has taught me so much through serving them and getting to know them and I hope to be able to give as much to them as they have to me.