They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed. ISAIAH 61
A woman will come to our home and evaluate if we are fit parents, and if our house is a home.
I am going to bake some Pillsbury cookies from scratch to make the house smell nice.
What could go wrong, really?
Nothing to be alarmed about.
That's just a plastic knife that my daughter is obsessed with.
That's just her face.
Our dog? Don't worry about him.
He's just a giant beast that roams our house
and wrestles with our kids.
There are other pictures, too...
There's a Daddy who leaves for work at 4:30 in the morning so that he doesn't miss a minute of before-bed time in the evenings.
There's a Mommy who loves her girls so much that she sniffs them when they aren't looking, just like her Mommy used to do. That thinks motherhood is the best job on the planet.
There are Sisters.
There are Grandmas of all types. Silly Grandmas.
Grandpas who build.
Grandpas who teach.
Grandpas who care.
Six Grandparents who all said
when we asked to alter thier family tree.
We've got a church in our backyard that supports, encourages, and educates people in adoption and orphan care; and families within that church that are willing to come alongside of these parents and teach us how to do what we have been asked to do.