• he’s staying

    he’s staying. the baby is staying here. with us. we don’t know for how long. we don’t know how long any of them will be here. but for now, for right now, they are together. and we officially, for right now, have seven children. 12 1/2 11 9 1/2 5 3 1/2 21 months 7 weeks i feel kind of numb. i’m not sure how to feel. oh Lord God, what are You up to?  what is Your plan? i ask You for faith to continue to take the next step each moment of my days.

  • 13 years

    today is our 13th wedding anniversary.  normally, we’d have made plans to escape for a night or two, but this year things are very different.  we currently have seven children.  c.r.a.z.y. i turned on our wedding video this afternoon.  the three and a half year old who is living under our roof said, “i’m so happy.  i’m gonna get a josh when i get married, like you!”  be still my heart. the prayers offered on our behalf, the day we got married, are full of things that have actually happened over the past 13 years.  i can’t believe where we are.  i never would have imagined any of this the…

  • four months, four days, four siblings

    four months ago yesterday, the three littles moved into our home, into our family, and started moving their way into our hearts. four days ago yesterday, this little guy, their baby brother, joined the clan.  all four siblings together. he’s already moving into our family and into our hearts.  but he may only be here for another day or two. remember when i shared we were told to prepare for him?  that he was born on my birthday?  that the magistrate over the case had decided to place him with relatives?  well, that placement may not work out so we’ve been asked to care for him for a few days…