The Newest Edition

I’m so excited to share this story with you.  Yes, I know I’m sharing pictures, but what I’m really sharing is a story.  A story of love and adoption.  This family that I’ve known now for a little over 5 years is so very special to me.  They are precious in every way.  And when one of them called me to take “family pictures” with their newest member, my heart melted.  I got so excited inside.  The day they had waited so long for, the day that Jacob would become a permanent member of their family had finally arrived.  I get chills just thinking how special this is.  God is so amazing.  This family has been through so much to get this little guy – so many uncertainties, so many ups and downs, so many questions.  But finally, the day came.  A mom and dad got a new son, two sisters got a new brother, two nephews got an uncle, and a sweet little boy got a whole new family.  No doubt he will receive more love than he could ever imagine.  Congratulations Ballard Family on your newest edition.

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Weekly Picture & Scripture

Ok.  So this week’s picture comes from a “bath tub” session, and these tub pictures are some of my favorites.  I just absolutely love the simplicity of them.  From being out in nature with a metal tub, warm water and soap to a one year stripped down to his birthday suit.  In a fast pace world full of time consuming demands, it’s just nice to think you can relax out in God’s beautiful green meadow and enjoy a nice, warm bath.  No cell phone or music required.  The sounds of nature are all the company you need.

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:  Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.  Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?  In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.”

~ Job 12:7-10

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Weekly Picture & Scripture

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

~ Romans 8: 38-39

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