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Forever changed… {learning to love BIG}

Some times you go into something thinking you are going to make a difference…and instead–you come out being the one who has changed most of all. I know every person in our family would say this–we are forever changed by the little girl who lived in our home for 5 weeks this summer. We put our worlds on hold to love her–and it was worth every hard moment as layers came off and love poured in. We believe there is an amazing plan in place for T’s future–and for those of you who have loved her with us, we ask you to join us in praying for protection over His plans and for His will to be done. Please keep this precious princess in your prayers…and thank you for praying for her during the summer and for the journey she has ahead.

God is good all the time–and what a privilege it is to stand in the gap and LOVE BIG for Him. I treasure every hard moment, never sweet memory, every unexpected gift. If the Lord ever leads you to do something a bit out of your comfort zone in your already crazy life–I challenge you to just trust Him and say YES. His ways are always worth it…

Our favorites from our summer…(how do you pick just one?!)

Funny out-takes to come…

I put part of my heart on a plane today…and I’m trusting her into His perfect plans and great Big Hands. He is able–and He is good!

Signing off from a fabulous summer…and now going to crash with a good, long nap!



Julie - August 2, 2012 - 4:02 pm

I will be praying for God’s protection for T, and for Him to continue to reveal His love for her in very real ways. Just like He did for the past 5 weeks in your home.
Truely an amazing story to watch unfold. You are an awesome example of Christ’s love. Thanks for sharing your story!

Naomi - August 2, 2012 - 4:10 pm

I am sure your heart must be grieving in many ways. Thank you for sharing every detail of this journey together. I have enjoyed traveling with you and witnessing God’s miracle from afar. He is not done with the story yet. I believe there is still another chapter waiting to be written…….

Have a great loonngg nap!!!!

carie - August 2, 2012 - 7:43 pm

Please tell me what song it is that is in this video. Who sings it? It is beautiful. I noticed it in another video you have of T. She was singing it and could hear you singing it as well.

I thought of T, you and your family today. I am sure it was a sad day. I am very sure it is easier said than done, but try to think of it as more of a “see you later” than a “good-bye”.


Papa - August 3, 2012 - 6:44 pm

You have made a difference in this young girl’s life that will grow and spread to others in ways none of us can even imagine today. Thank you for sharing her with all of us.

Lauren - August 7, 2012 - 6:52 pm

Praying for you all! Cannot wait to see what God does in this sweet girl’s life.

Nicole - August 12, 2012 - 8:51 am

What a blessing! I would love to get involved with this.