Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Adoption Finalized!

In July we welcomed 
Miss Avarie
Age 4

Age 18 months

into our hearts
and home.

Avarie is a little princess
loving to play pretend.

Kaishawn is a worker
staying busy every moment.

These blessings grew
over the past 8 months,

Just as the love in our
hearts grew too.

We played together.

We worked together.

Growing up

Becoming a family

The Big Day Arrived
April 7, 2014
and the kids waited for the judge 
with their adoption bears.

Dad and Mom
were so excited!

The judge said,
"It is final!"

We proudly present to you
God's blessings to us
Avarie Faith Nicole
Kaishawn Paul Lamar

Resting peacefully in the love of the Lord
knowing He has had
and will continue to
have all things in his hands.


  1. Thank you for sharing your blessings.

  2. A beautiful post! We are so delighted for your family and for these two precious children! What a journey! We are wanting to adopt again, too, and are considering domestic adoption this time through the foster care system, but I confess I am frightened about so many things. We are "older, wiser" adoptive parents now, not acting from the naive impressions we had seven years ago, but far more aware of the struggles children have, and more aware of the special needs of the treasures already in our home. I want more children in our home -- we have the room in our heart, our home, our vehicle, our everything (except, you know, the budget, but who has the room there?! :-)) -- but I am really frightened, deep down frightened, now that I know how very serious it is to bring a child into our home. I would be thankful for your prayers! I want to trust God in this for HIS timing and HIS choices.

    1. Praying for you and your family. I have experienced all those fears and still do sometimes. When I was praying about the possibility of this placement, I was studying Hebrews 11. A verse about Abraham about how by faith he left his country for a place he did not know, really encouraged me. There is so much unknown ahead. I kept thinking "what if." And we are not getting any younger. After reading about Abraham, I prayed and told God, "I am willing to step out on faith, but I'm asking you to close the doors if this is not what you want." That was at 5:00 in the morning. We received a call for placement at 9:00...just 4 hours later. God swung the doors wide open. I guess I should write a blog post about that. :) Blessings to your family...I'm praying as my children have often prayed "that God will bring you the right children."

  3. Joy filled and thankful with you!

  4. Congratulations on the final step of the adoption. What very BLESSED children to have a good family to be placed in. I left a comment the other day but for some reason it is not here.

    GOD BLESS!!!

    1. I tried responding to a comment the other day, and it didn't show up either. Something must have not been working then. Thank you for coming back and leaving a comment. I always appreciate your encouragement.