They started the process two years ago because they really felt God was leading them to adopt and expand their family of four. Through different adoption agencies and contacts, they did all they could to make themselves available to welcome a child into their home. Many different opportunities presented themselves along the way, but they only ended up in disappointment and frustration. Right after Christmas this past year, they received a call saying they were matched up with not one, but two (a brother and sister) children and they were to bring them home a week later. Our church family and many other wonderful people through Facebook rushed to get them set up with all they needed and this family drove four hours to bring these two children home. But apparently this still was not the right time, because they returned home without the children and the social worker lost contact with the birth mother. Even though they were devastated, they still really felt God was leading them to adopt and through the heartbreak they continued praying and trusting in Him. Two weeks ago, Lindsay and Scot flew to Texas because they had been paired with an 11-month-old boy. It seemed like a long process as they were separated from their two children while they spent two full weeks waiting for all paper work to be cleared to bring Zeke home. Today was the day their whole family would be together again! Their story proves that our plans are never as grand as God’s plan for us and sometimes its worth the wait to lean on Him and let Him grow us through trying and uncertain times. I was able to witness/experience the pure joy this family shared tonight. Congratulations to our dear friends and their newest addition, Zeke. His life will be forever changed in the best way possible because he now belongs to one of the most loving families I know.
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Beautiful photos, Jen! You did a phenomenol job capturing the emotions of these exciting moments! Loved viewing these!
Thank you for sharing, Jen! These pictures gave me goosebumps. Such a beautiful job capturing the love. I started crying when I saw little Zeke smiling as he was meeting his new family and discovering his loving forever home. God bless him and his family!