Please Watch This!

Tia has the flu, Lee is out of town and I haven’t done one single thing to prepare for Christmas or Landon’s birthday (which is this Sunday). So my brain is scattered right now. too scattered to write coherent thoughts, but not so scattered that I couldn’t stop for a minute and marvel at this amazing family.

This, my friends. This is why we’re adopting. This is the perfect picture of what God has done for us, of our redemption.

He sought me.

He rescued me.

He gave me a name and an inheritance and a place to call home.

He took me from the pit where I was without hope and He gave me the title “daughter.” All I have is His and it’s all from Him.

This is adoption. This family is the face of adoption. Grab a Kleenex before watching this and prepare yourself. The tears will probably start to fall around the 3:20 mark.

(PS- I don’t know why the video is laid out so wonky. I can’t figure out how to fix it. Sorry!)

(PPS- If the video doesn’t appear here for you, then please, please, pretty please click here and watch it. I really want everyone to see this.)

I also had the privilege of sharing some of my thoughts on adoption yesterday over at 5 Minutes for Mom. It’s not a lot different from what I shared here yesterday, though I do include some tips for ways we can all encourage adoptive parents. Please feel free to pass the article on.

As always, thank you for taking this journey with us. We are honored to have you here.


  1. Amazing….just amazing! Will be showing this to the rest of the family tonight! THANKS!

    Hope things settle down for you guys soon!

  2. What a beautiful family! We have a family in our church who have 2 biological daughters, 3 adopted sons, and 1 adopted daughter. All 4 of the adopted children are specials needs. They are an amazing family raising those kids in a loving, Christian home. Their oldest daughter has been married for several years and has 2 adopted children of her own. Makes my heart smile. Still praying for you on this journey!

  3. Your parents looked all over the world and chose YOU! You will be able to say that to your daughter when she gets home 🙂