My super-fun friends Kim and Danny asked me to do a Daily session at the beginning of summer. On a local lake. With ice cream. No surprise – I was on board with this idea! I’m so glad the whole family was able to be there.
One of the reasons I was so looking forward to this was because they had recently adopted three siblings, in addition to having two biological children of their own. It was the first time I’d gotten to see them all together, and it was obvious that they were meant to be a family! I’m so proud of them for following God’s call to adopt, and I know I’m not the only one that finds them inspiring.
I asked Kim to write a few words for a feature over at (the incredible) Archibald Project blog, and here’s a little of what she shared:
“Adoption, especially adoption of older children, is a calling. It truly is a beautiful thing. Our adoption began as a journey in foster care with no immediate intent to adopt. Our kids were placed in our home as a short term foster placement, which shortly became a pre-adoptive placement. We made the decision to adopt for several reasons. We knew that we were called to adoption at some point. We believe our Heavenly Father adopted us and we believe that He called us to live in His image through adoption. After having our kids live with us for a year, we could not imagine a second of our lives lived without them.” Love every word!
Enjoy a day at the lake (I sure did) below!