Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Say Hey to our New Blogger!

Hey, guys! I'm just ecstatic to bring you some fun news today. Remember Missy, our first mom of 2012? The surprise fundraiser? Well, she has agreed to blog regularly over here on Wednesdays and we're all in for a real treat. She's an astounding writer with profound insight. She's going to make us all better people, y'all. I'm convinced of it. This is the latest pic of her and the new babies. There's still one more trip left to go pick them up, but here's a post from her blog that will really let us get to know her heart a bit. It's from the homestudy days. Take it away, Missy...

The process of a adoption homestudy is more than intimidating... 
A woman will come to our home and evaluate if we are fit parents, and if our house is a home. 
I am going to bake some Pillsbury cookies from scratch to make the house smell nice. 

What could go wrong, really?   

Nothing to be alarmed about. 

That's just a plastic knife that my daughter is obsessed with. 

That's just her face. 

Our dog?  Don't worry about him. 

He's just a giant beast that roams our house

and wrestles with our kids. 

There are other pictures, too...

There's a Daddy who leaves for work at 4:30 in the morning so that he doesn't miss a minute of before-bed time in the evenings.

There's a Mommy who loves her girls so much that she sniffs them when they aren't looking, just like her Mommy used to do.  That thinks motherhood is the best job on the planet.

There are Sisters.

Best Friends.

There are Grandmas of all types.  Silly Grandmas.

Fun Grandmas.

Artsy Grandmas.

Grandpas who build.

Grandpas who teach.

Grandpas who care.

Six Grandparents who all said


when we asked to alter thier family tree.

We've got a church in our backyard that supports, encourages, and educates people in adoption and orphan care; and families within that church that are willing to come alongside of these parents and teach us how to do what we have been asked to do.

So the cookies won't matter.

We've got this.

Thank you, God, for this family.

Thank you for this home.

Thank you for my girls.

Thank you for giving me more than I need

and everything that I love.


  1. Thank you for coming along side Beth and answering God's call once again. I know we all be blessed by your insight and love.

  2. Thanks to the give1save1 audience for the warm welcome! Looking forward to being a part of this great little community and learning alongside all of these Super Moms!!!