This is a story of a girl who finally found her forever home, in Jesus, and in person.
I think I’m gonna do it!
And….(click) get. No going back now!
Guys! Family meeting!
C’mon Nelly, you and I both know that you are going to have to do better than that! All that does is attract the dogs!
GUYS! FAMILY MEETING!
Really? Can I get a little help here please?
Ooh! I have an idea!
(you hear humming and clinking of dishes)
(more humming and clicking) OK, now to the fridge.
(you hear more humming and then a grunt as she makes the reluctant fridge door open)
OK, now I just need some cookies.
And put them on the table.
GUYS! COOKIES IN THE KITCHEN!!
Ha ha, I thought that would work. Get your cookies and bring them into the living room.
(You hear lots of mumbling and clinking of dishes)
Rebecca: Hmmhmmhmm Ok, Nelly, whatever it is, make it quick, I only have a few cookies.
Reba! Did you take all of the cookies?
Not all of them, just the ones that were left after Kaya, Nelly, and Julie went.
Samantha: Rebecca, that’s not fair, you can’t take all of the cookies.
For the thousandth time! I did not take all of the cookies! And anyway, I can take that I want, can’t I Nell?
Nelly: Reba, you know that’s not fair! The others want some too. Besides, you will get a sugar high and probably sweat.
Oh, well then, if I am going to sweat…
Here you go!
Samantha: Thank you.
(You hear humming from Josefina)
Alex: Wait! Josefina! You can’t take all of the cookies either!
Because, I want some too!
Fine! Take one.
Alex: No, put the plate down, take what you want, and then go over to the living room.
Sigh. Drama princess.
Nelly: Attention everyone! I have important news!
Yeah? What is it?
You guys, are getting a new sister!
Really? WOW! That is awesome! Whats her name? Exclamations were heard all around the room. All except one was uplifting.
Do we have to?
Well, I’m sorry, but don’t you think this family is big enough as it is?
I mean, I already have-one; two; three; four; –
You have seven siblings, if that is what you are looking for.
Right, thank you. I already have seven siblings, do we really think that I need an eighth?
Yes, I do. And for this next part, I need a higher elevation
Much better. Now, her name is Amelia-Eve, but she likes to be called Amelia.
Nice name! Very pretty!
Am I gonna have to share my room with her?
Nope! I talked with Julie and Alex about it and they agreed that they will give up their bed. Julie will bunk with you and Emily, and Alex is going to bunk with Josefina and Kaya.
Yep, so Josefina, that means no more bomb making.
Ooh! Is she into fashion?
I don’t know! All that I know about her is: Her name, how old she is, what she looks like, and how long she lived with her parents.
But according to her profile photo, I would guess not.
Then I’m not interested.
Rebecca! That is awful! Just because she isn’t into something that you are, doesn’t mean that you can judge her!!
Well I’m sorry, but I am a fashion princess! That is all that I go by.
You like Samantha and I, and we aren’t into fashion!
Good point Nell! So, I guess you wouldn’t know whether she likes reading and writing or not huh?
She arrives in two weeks, so I need y’all to pitch in and help clean the house.
YOU MEAN I AM GOING TO HAVE TO GET MY HANDS DIRTY?!? DO YOU HATE ME?
Kaya: Spoken by a true Millennial!
Nelly: Ha ha. Yep!
Yes, Rebecca, you all are going to get your hands dirty, and I don’t want any arguments about it. Ok, start cleaning on go. Ready, set, go!