Wednesday, April 09, 2008






Tonight was a very special night at Richland Hills. This was the night for all the babies born and adopted in the year 2007 to be blessed and dedicated to the Lord. Lael was legally adopted into our family on March 20, 2007. She was in our home and hearts on August 19, 2005...but the legal paperwork says March 20, 2007. Countless prayers from this church were a part of the labor and love that brought her legally into our family and back to America. Because of this, tonight was a precious memory to add to our collection. We arrived at church early for a reception for all of the children and their parents. The elders were there and mingled among us with words of blessing, encouragement and moments of prayer. One of our favorites,(we have lots of favorites)Phil Martin prayed for Lael. He knows our family well and actually took the time to pray over each one of us. The atmosphere was truly special...lots of love and hugs! Lael knew the evening was special and took every opportunity to smile, skip, jump and smile some more. She is really excited about her new Bible! And we are excited about being in a church that is intentional about blessing our children and surrounding us with love and support as we raise our children to know God and follow hard after Him. How blessed we are!

4 comments:

Becoming Me said...

What a wonderful blog you have here. I happened upon it accidentally from the Froggie Bloggie site.

mindy said...

It was special, wasn't it! I, too, love how our church loves the little ones and realizes their importance in the Kingdom. It was especially sweet for me to share this night with your family!
Hugs!

Kendra said...

I thought that was just too cool that Lael and your family were included in this night! I've got some pics to pass your way . .you had a nice position in the auditorium for me to catch ya-

Chapman 6 said...

What a special day, give her a big hug from us, we miss you guys

Chapmans