An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Monday, December 14, 2015
Brianna and "The Talk"
When our kids turn 13 we plan a special restaurant dinner with just us and them, or just Daniel. It's a chance to talk to them about love, dating, and purity. Bri said she told her friends where she was going and they thought it was going to be a "birds and bees" explanation. But it's really about saving yourself for marriage, not ruining friendships with dating, honoring God with your life, protecting your reputation and health, and topics along those lines. Brianna wanted to eat at Seoul Korean BBQ so we could cook the meat at the table. It was fun, although Daniel had a hard time eating while holding Ryker. Brianna said she understood everything, but I'm never quite sure with her. I guess we'll see by her choices as she gets older. She and I have also recently started a "thankfulness journal" together. I'm praying hard that God takes hold of her heart and mind and doesn't let her slip away. I can see a lot of growth in her this past year. Hopefully that continues.
I'm a 39 year old Christian mom of 10 kids. I have six girls; Danya age 17, Gloria age 15, Jordan age 15, Brianna age 14, Katie age 8, and our other 8 year old Karyie. My four sons include Michael age 14, Shane age 13, Kevin age 11, and Ryker age 2. I also was a foster mom for about 5 years. In 2009 we adopted two of the 33 kids we've fostered. In April 2012 we adopted three more! I've been happily married to the love of my life, Daniel, for 21 years!
For privacy reasons we cannot post identifying pictures of foster children. That's why their faces are covered or only the backs of their heads are shown. We also give them nicknames to protect their privacy.
The Mini Homeschoolers
Danya and Gloria are "The Mini Homeschoolers" in a series of YouTube videos where they answer questions about homeschooling from a younger perspective. These videos are based on the ones created by two funny homeschooled young men called "Ask the Homeschoolers".
Watch the videos here: The Mini Homeschoolers