• Happy Father’s Day

    Date: 2014.06.14 | Category: Adoption, Family Life | Tags:

    It’s Father’s Day today….just in case you didn’t know.

    It’s the day when you are supposed to thank your husband for all he does for your children.


    The challenge for me is how do you thank the man who has held you up during the hardest times in your life…

    and has readily embraced all your crazy dreams.

    ben 3

    How do you find the words that would adequately thank him for talking you into having another child because you have always dreamed of having a little girl?

    Dan & Boo

    How do you thank him for praying over and over again for your heart to be open to the idea of adoption.


    Or thank him for caring about a little one when everyone else told him he was crazy?


    Early in our marriage, Dan taught me about God’s grace.

    He taught me to trust God’s plan for my life.

    He taught me how to not worry and to be content.

    He taught me how to love.

    How do you thank someone for those things?


    Dan adores his children.

    He loves them with all his heart.

    He is happiest when his children are content.

    Dad & Kids

    He likes to find unique ways to spend one on one time with each one of them.


    He readily took on seven (soon to be nine) daughters…

    just let that one sink in for a while….nine daughters.


    He cares for the helpless, he opens his heart wide to their hurts.


    He allowed his midlife crisis car to be a bus.

    Evie - Day 1

    Thank you sweetheart for always standing by my side and holding my hand during the hard times and the good times.

    zach & dad

    As Francis Chan says – “Our greatest fear in life should not be of failure but of succeeding at things that really don’t matter.”

    Thank you for understanding what really matters.