A virtual friend of mine (we met through adoption stories) mentioned a family tonight on Facebook.
This family has nine children. Yes, nine. Four are "homegrown". Two are adopted from Guatemala. Two are adopted through the foster program. And one is from Ethiopia.
When I saw this, I had to check out this mom.
All I can say is wow.
I don't know Amy personally but I can't help but be in awe of her.
Four kids keep me on my toes. I am pretty sure nine would have my head spinning.
Yet I looked at her website and saw a lady with a sense of humor, a deep faith, and a love for children.
I want to go sit at her feet and listen to her teach me!
Even if she is in Texas.
However, she is not staying in Texas.
Amy and Todd have heard a call from God. A charge to take care of the orphans in the world.
So they (and seven of their children I believe) are heading to Guatemala to serve in an orphanage there.
I loved visiting Guatemala. It is a beautiful country with beautiful people.
But the thought of leaving family and friends to live there...wow.
I haven't decided how I can help yet. Definitely praying, maybe supporting (at least on occasion).
But I will definitely be reading about the adventures.
Maybe you would like to join me?
Building the Blocks
PS I would encourage you to watch their video. Just have some Kleenex ready.