"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Great Way to Start the New Year

Today was a great day.  Today we legally gained a daughter and sister in full.  No more foster parenting, no more guardianship...today was Adoption Day!  And it is here, that we can raise our "Ebenezer" and tell you how great our God is for bringing us to this point!!  We trust him to continue to make it a full reality in all our hearts... no longer an orphan, but a daughter... it's just so beautiful, isn't it? 

Our judge was great!  He did a superb job.  He even let Benaiah be a judge for a day.  All rise for the Honorable Judge Benaiah Tuininga. ;-)

He signed the papers and then had Denise press the fancy gold seals at the bottom.  It's official!!

The younger members had a great time noticing the courtroom policy.

Especially points two, three and five (thank you Judge Benaiah)...

What a crew... love them so much!

We loved having the cousins around to witness it too.  Only that one group was sick today so they couldn't all come. :-(

I love this picture on so many levels.  These two... if you remember the post of our family pictures, it might remind you of one.

Praise the Lord with us!  He has done GREAT things!!


  1. Praise praise! Celebrating in spirit with you all!

  2. May God bless pastor Eric, it's humbling. My family has discovered you as a unique minister of the Lord Around,Blessed family.

  3. Oh truly we can look back and recount the many times we declared "this far the Lord has done it" and beloved that He is continuing!! What a privilege to have prayed through this with your family and to see these photos of Denise's adoption day!!

  4. What a wonderful day! God is good!