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Three incredible, healthy, amazing birth kids......we felt almost "unfairly" blessed. So many children waiting.
"Ok lets see what it takes".....a home study, time and more time, paperwork and more paperwork, money and more money......we can do that.
Four children....the perfect family.
And then...“We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” – Radical by David Platt.
They call themselves the OG Hortons.....Organically Grown! I love it.
We learned to parent with these amazing kids.....and by the Grace of God they are incredible, hard working, compassionate, wonderful people raising the next generation......our grand babies! So proud and so blessed.
Thank you for joining us on this "Journey to Hope"
So Happy to have you along has we follow the path God has set for us.
Though we are expediting this adoption, realistically we will be together on this journey for nine months, so .......Let me tell you a little bit about "us".
Marriage 34 years....say WHAT?! ...and they said it would never last. :) So thankful that God sees the beginning and the end and that in His infinite wisdom and grace He gave each of us our soul-mate.
Family....... everything we dreamed of the source of great joy Our biggest blessing.
Family..... the most difficult thing we've ever done the cause of many sleepless nights and tear filled days
Ten children Ten VeRy unique personalities Three testosterone filled males Seven Hormone driven Females Three that caused mama to gain weight as they grew in her belly Seven that caused her to gain weight during the paper-pregnancy. Hmmmmm....or maybe it was the chocolate peanut butter ice cream?!
Thank you for coming along as we get to know # Eleven
Excited to share more about her, and to walk with you on this Path of Life.