Monday, August 19, 2013

New family of the Week- The Maxfields

We live in such a small, small world. Our family of the week was introduced to me through a friend from high school who has also adopted. I did a post about this amazing etsy shop.

I bought a t-shirt, which I love, and I asked for help in learning all about adoptions from Africa. All with this lady.
Lisa Maxfield

Now, here is the thing. I know there should be a video. But Lisa was in the middle of talking to me and applying for Give1Save1 when God decided to move huge mountains and put her on a plane for her court date in Ethiopia. Say, what?!? It was crazy fast.

Not so long ago I was on a plane coming home from China and I remember the numb feeling that jet lag leaves behind. I just could not in good conscience ask this sweet family to make a video. 
Why? Well...
 A. Nobody wants to see anyone looking that bad, nobody.
B. Nobody can think straight after leaving their baby behind in another country.
C. If God moved faster than we thought, who am I to stand in His way. Clearly, He wants the Maxfield's to bring their son home quickly! 

Meet The Maxfields!

Once upon a time, a very, very long time ago, there was a little girl who met a little boy in first grade. They grew up and the boy fell in love with the girl when he was only twelve years old. He loved her smile, her brown eyes and the way she laughed and the funny clothes that she wore. He pursued her and eventually she realized what she was missing and she fell in love with him. 

God sent them far, far away to South Africa to learn all about Him and His work in this world.
Then God blessed them with a little baby girl from Vanuatu. They named her Koral.

Then God blessed them again with Caden from Ethiopia.

Then a little boy popped up in Lisa's emails. Boom.
 We all know how this story goes. We've all been there. A little face, a passion in your heart and you realize that you just found out you have a child on the other side of the world. 

 I may or may not be a little jealous that I didn't see his picture first.

 Yep, definitely jealous.

So, the Maxfield's need our help. This adoption is happening fast, really fast.  As is hopping on a plane before they can even make a video fast. That's a lot of money without a lot of time to get it all together. 
This family rocks my world with their determination to love the lost.
So, go spread this post. Spread it
Donate a few dollars to help them bring Myles home.
They also have a blog to check out:

One last sweet picture. Love this.



  1. Thanks for sharing; lovely way to celebrate adoption and their family!

  2. Such a sweet story. So happy to celebrate with them.