This is one good family! Derek is the pastor at our church in Spring Hill, Restoration Community, and from his first sermon, Sam and I knew we were in the right place. Derek and Kat have incredible hearts – they love others well, and love their kids like crazy. The kids were adopted from Russia a few years ago, and here’s a little Kat had to say about deciding to adopt:
“We knew we wanted a family, and when things didn’t happen the natural way as easily as we had expected, we knew we had a decision—start a simple, inexpensive process that would probably end with biological children, or be a family to orphans. The call was clear on our hearts. We knew as much as we wanted children, there were children who wanted parents even more. While we knew adopting waiting children would bring so much joy to our lives, we never imagined it would be as much of a miraculous blessings as it is! Our kiddos are amazing and we can’t imagine life without everything that makes them, them!”
To see their family together makes you realize how important adoption is. Bennett and Celia were *made* to be Derek and Kat’s. They were made to be a family – no doubt about it. How incredible that God lead them to one another!
(At the time of the shoot, they were planning a big trip to Italy!)