Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Building the Blocks

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.

Nine kids.


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.

Wow again.

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.


  1. Just wanted to say THANK YOU. Reading your words this morning were such a blessing to me. I have to be honest though and tell you if you see ANY good in our family it is ALL God. :) It's only because of him my head is not spinning. LOL I want you to know though that your prayers and your helping us get the word out mean the world to us. So thank you. Your family is beautiful and I can't wait to read your blog and get to know you better. Thanks again. :)

  2. Thank you for sharing, Reba! What an amazing story and testament.

    I must say, I had a hard time finding "mom" in the photo for a moment- what a beautiful family inside and out!

  3. Thanks for sharing this story and this family! We see so much negative each day that its nice to have a bright, positive spot to turn to.

    I cant wait to read al about them and "get to know them"!


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