April 2010

the freeman family

christy was kind enough to write the introduction for her pictures. you’ll see why she would be much better at telling her story than me…

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up until about two years ago, when someone mentioned adoption to me it made my blood boil.  it wasn’t because i was against adoption, but even after 4 years of infertility because of endometriosis i just wasn’t ready to talk about it yet and it seemed like everyone was bringing it up.  i had recently had a positive pregnancy test that turned out to either be a false positive or an early miscarriage, then a friend prayed over me for healing of my endometriosis and had a vision of me and my husband with a little girl that had blonde hair and blue eyes.  i felt like both of these were signs from God that i wasn’t supposed to give up and i really thought it was going to happen any moment for us.

at some point i started thinking about this article from a magazine that a friend had given us to read about how adoption was something all christians should do because it is a perfect picture of the gospel.  ephesians 1:5 says that God, “planned in love for us to be adopted as His own children though Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will.”  over the next few months after i read this God started putting adoption on my heart and i was surprised to find out that my husband was not opposed to it either.  after a few months of discussing it, praying about it and checking in to adoption agencies we felt like God was leading us to adopt through the foster care system, d.f.c.s..

almost exactly one year after we decided to adopt we got a call about two little girls, a 5 month old and a 2 year old.  we were excited to find out that they looked just like us, too!  three months later the girls moved in with us and now, 7 months after we first met them, it feels like they have always been our children.  it’s been quite an adjustment for us to go from no kids to 2 at once, but we wouldn’t trade them for even one biological child.  it is so amazing to be able to look back through our painful journey and see how God worked out His perfect plan in His perfect time, to see how He blessed others through our struggle and continues to bless us and those we know and meet through our joy.

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the lashley family

considering the last two posts, i know you’ll be absolutely surprised to hear that i know the lashleys through tennis! derek took on the huge task of coaching the fpd tennis team this year, and i was one of the assistants. {i must admit i love not being in charge!} camden is a regular around the courts, and he fits right in with the big kids on the team. he’ll be competing with them in no time! thanks to derek, aimee, camden and ethan for such a fun shoot!

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melissa and jay

melissa is another tennis friend, and i was excited when she asked me to take her engagement photos! i remember when melissa first started dating jay, and i knew it must have been love when he started to come watch her matches {seriously, what boyfriend comes to watch tennis matches – in the macon heat – unless it’s love?!} clearly i was right because melissa and jay will be getting married this october. best of luck to you two –  you’re a perfect match! {pun sadly intended}

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