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I am a 29-ish yr old married mother of 8. My family is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. My darling husband is my very best friend and together we are raising 8 of the best kids in the world! They are Rose(12) Sarah(12) Ammon(10) Malachi(8) Gabriel(7) Hannah(5) Maggie(4) and Abbie(3) We currently own 2 dogs, 1 bird, 5 chinchillas, 1,000,000 rabbits, 1 cat, 4.5 horses, and one ferret. We just purchased a home that is definately a "fixer-upper", with land and room for the kids to roam. Our goal is to run a mostly self sustaining farm and live in peace as we grow as a strong family unit. We have seen our fair share of hardships, but we are thankful for the many blessings the Lord gives us on a regular basis!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Who would have guessed?

This is a few months old (Pre Abbie) but I was just going through some pictures and, as I did, I started thinking how incredible it is that this tiny family has grown so much! Who would have thought (thirty years ago) when Bill and Mary adopted two 4 month old little boys and brought them home, that they would one day have so many grand children!?! It all started about 93 years ago when John's Nana (the sweet lady in purple) was adopted too. The Lord really works to put the people that he wants together in the right places at the right times! Who would have guessed that a couple almost 100 years ago making the choice to take in one child would have such an effect on so many lives?
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Cali & Travis said...

I'm firmly convinced that adoption is the closest that humans can come to experiencing something of what it was like for Heavenly Father to sacrifice His only begotten for the sake of others. There are such sacrifices involved, and yet also such great and amazing blessings. Everyday I feel blessed to be able to be a part of it. (Even if it is a little heart wrenching at times.) These birth moms are heroes and I'm so lucky I get to work with them.