Since we have been blessed by adoption and have such a wonderful experience with the new family and friends it has brought into our lives, I give positive "testimony" to whoever I meet. Occasionally, people are surprised at how much openness we have in the relationship. "It would make me feel insecure," they may say. I may have felt that way too before meeting Jack's birth family. But because of this wonderful relationship, Jack's aunt Jay froze with him this past weekend because he wanted to swim at Grandpa and Grandma's house. Even cousin Chris (below) and uncle Dawson (not shown) braved the chilly water.
He wore cousin Allysa out. When Jack couldn't find her, he'd ask, "Where my friend?"
We watched as Sam's husband Josh opened a package containing a flag that had been flown over the U.S. capitol on their wedding day from Congressman Luetkemeyer. It was a wonderful day to spend with family and friends but one tinged with sadness. Josh is being deployed in a couple of months after training so it was a party in his honor. We will all miss Josh as he serves his country. We are very proud of him and will anxiously await his return.
Thank God for the blessings of family.