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a sweet welcome home video…

I just can’t stand not sharing this video as it was made by one of my dearest adoption momma friends Jenn Cooper. To say we have just a little bit in common–is an understatement. She is a kindred spirit through and through.

Jenn and her husband were led to also adopt after their 3rd biological child–and our 3rd children were both babies when the Lord led both of our families to adopt. It was so refreshing to know their family during our journey…to see another mom with little ones–even a baby preparing to bring home another. We instantly connected–not only did our families look similar, but we also were photographers–we were using the same agency–AND we ended up on the waitlist for Ethiopia on the same week. Needless to say, we have closely followed one another’s journey. I feel like although I’ve watched it all through pictures…that their family is part of ours. And they will always be so dear to us.

Jenn was one of the first mommies I called when we got our call for Isaac…and she rejoiced as if she had gotten the call herself. And I ran around our house squealing like a crazy momma when the Cooper family got their call for sweet Daniel. We ached for one another when I didn’t pass court…and when they got delayed and had to wait way tooooooo long through court closure…and we rejoiced again when travel plans were made.

Jenn–it has been an honor to walk this journey with you my friend. Not sure you’ll ever know how dear your family is to ours…or maybe you do;). I look forward to walking the years ahead with y’all…even if it’s through pictures, our blogs and phone calls. Daniel is absolutely dear to us…and he has absolutely changed us too. Thank you for following Jesus in His calling on your lives. And thank you for being such a dear friend.

Now…may I introduce you all to Daniel…and the journey of his family bringing him home. Turn off the music up top, grab a tissue…and rejoice with me in all that God has done…

May you each have courage to follow the Lord on whatever journey He whispers for you to follow Him on. I promise you this…His plans are greater…and ALWAYS worth the wait.



jenn - August 3, 2011 - 12:26 am

Thanks for sharing friend! And yes…the feelings are ALL mutual. I’m praying we’ll just continue down this path together for quite some time 😉 And SERIOUSLY. We have GOT to meet in person 😉

Jill - August 4, 2011 - 11:03 am

What a beautiful story of God’s love, grace, and faithfulness. Tears are streaming down my face after watching the journey of this family. Thank you for sharing!

Stacy - August 6, 2011 - 12:39 pm

Loved this! Thanks for sharing!