This is my life. My REAL life. People ask me sometimes, "No way that is real right? You do know how to tell a story though!" Let me tell you, as I fall onto my bed at the end of the night, I look up at the sky amazed and wonder, "No way is this real, right?" Yes. It is. Even those closest to me sometimes voice their disbelief, "How is that POSSIBLE?!" Most of the time, I really don't believe it either. Sometimes I pinch myself to make sure I am awake. I am. Yes, it is happening. 11 children. … [Read more...]


Amazima is so blessed to be so well supported by so many. However, at this time we are not accepting volunteers to come and help with the program. The Amazima board members are traveling to Uganda this spring to help out with the ministry, and we will keep the website updated with any volunteer needs that may arise. To find out how else you can partner with Amazima, visit the "How to Help" and "Projects" pages at Amazima.org, or contact Gwen or Suzanne at gwen@amazima.org or … [Read more...]

I dont sleep. Last night I laid 7 beautiful sick little people in my bed and it hit me like a brick. THEY NEED A MOM. My initial response was, of course: OK. I can do that.And then I thought about it. Whoa. Uh oh. Oh, God, please don’t ask me to be their mom. I mean, really? If having 11 children is crazy, what is having 18? Nope, I can’t do it. Really. I even don’t think I have the energy to bathe and feed them all every day God. I won’t be able to put them through college, not even in Uganda. … [Read more...]


Oh my, I had forgotten how much I DO NOT like internet here! I have been too enthralled with my children to tear myself away and go to town to find internet access, so please excuse the delay. The following are several journals of the last few days strung together..Oh, if I could paint you a picture of my home… Beautiful just doesn’t suffice.I guess I should start at the beginning.Tuesday night my taxi from the airport was driving down the road to my house. About a block away from home the car wa … [Read more...]


Merry Christmas.Hold the ones you love. … [Read more...]


just a quick reminder:all photos on this page are copyrighted and for the protection of our children, may not me taken without author's approval! … [Read more...]



The Holidays are fast approaching and a part of my heart is missing. Just the thought of spending Christmas without my precious ones is enough to break me. But I look around and know that I have so much to be thankful for. So much to praise for.I am thankful for my mother who will do anything to help, who keeps me organized when I cannot fathom organization, who is always there to talk to and to cry on and to laugh with, who taught me how to love with my whole heart.I am thankful for my father … [Read more...]

i know it has been too long since i have posted.as you can imagine, with 19 hours of college, as many hours of work as i can handle, and squeezing in fund raising in all my "free time" blogging has taken a back seat in my life.but your comments are read and greatly appreciated, and your prayers are truly felt. your donations of even what seems a small amount are being wired immediately to feed hungry children.i turned twenty sunday and marveled at the last year of my life. between nineteen and … [Read more...]


I will not leave you as orphans;I am coming to you... Because I live, you also will live.John 14:18-19 … [Read more...]


if my people PRAY…

most of you who have been on this journey have been able to watch me go from a little "brentwood girl" who loved shoe shopping and her yellow car, who relied on God a little but mostly on her cell phone and her money and her mommy and daddy, to a woman, all alone in a foreign land, with nothing to rely on but The Lord Almighty. you have laughed and cried with me as i have put my trust in God to do the little things like kill the bat in the shower or hold off the rain on a long walk home, and the … [Read more...]

and there it was."God sets the lonely in families..." Psalm 68:6the last week has been filled with encouragement. it doesn't make it hurt any less, but it lifts my heart to a place where the hurt is at least tolerable. i feel and see God working. i hate that my time in the US away from my kids is necessary. but with each new encouragement, each new person that gets involved or old friend that is still excited about helping me, i fell God's purpose for my time here. to everyone who has donated … [Read more...]


It was a cold, rainy night as I headed out of the supermarket on Main Street. Huddled on the street corner was a little boy, sopping wet and shivering. at the moment, all I really wanted to think about was getting home, getting dry, and crawling into my little bed, but a voice inside told me to stop. I took the little boy inside the supermarket to dry off a bit and bought him some biscuits and juice. I gave him my sweatshirt, a small wooden cross that I carry in my pocket, and some change for … [Read more...]