Because the 5 girls had to be ready to go to practice at 11:30 AM, we had Church at Home again. It was a very good time---we watched the DVD of Esther--in What's in the Bible #8. We read the key verse of Esther in many different translations and versions of the Bible. (Esther 4:14)
After their dance was finished, we met up with Michele, the 6 youngest children's birth mother. She was very glad to see all of us, and the kids had varying reactions. All 3 knew she would be there, and chose to come. Today I finally told her that the kids first names were changed, but that their birth names are their middle names...I didn't want to tell her, but with her having some contact with them, it is awkward at the very least; I just didn't want to hurt her.