6.21.2011

Expansion

On Father's Day our little family of three...
became a family of four.

Meet Sheriah.
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Things in her home life were not good...
terrible could be an understatement.

We had plenty of room in our home...
and the heart grows without question...
So we asked her to join our family.

We are working on the paperwork...
but those things will happen.

Sunday, Father's Day, was her first night with us...
making us a family of four.

We went to Five Guys for dinner.
What is better than burgers and fries to celebrate a family growing?

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They gave us a bag of fries on-the-house...
yes that brown bag was full of fries.

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Then we came home.
The girls played guitar.

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The girls...
plural and just right.

29 comments:

kristance ann said...

oh, nessa! how precious and perfect and right. (and yes, i cried...again) many blessing to you and your family of four!

Sew.What. said...

Oh Nessa what a wonderful thing to share. Did you know her and her family before or was this more like an adoption? Your hearts will be soo full. I feel like a real preggo again, crying over a blogspot! I'm so happy for you!

rachel said...

congratulations on your growing family and bless you for taking her in when she needed you. xxoo

Amy said...

i have goosebumps after reading this post. such simple words. such special actions.

exciting new adventures you and your family have ahead of you!

Melissa said...

:) i'm happy for you and your family :)

Heidi said...

Nessa. This is amazing. You all are in my prayers tonight. Much love to you my sweet, wonderful friend.

Nikki said...

What an amazing thing for you and Mike to do.

pve design said...

I liked you before but now I like you even better. What a wonderful thing to live with an open heart and door for another human.
Let me know if you need anything....happy to pass along any clothing for her. My daughter is 11.
pve

Tamar SB said...

What a selfless act! She is so fortunate to have you and looks like a member of the family already!

Rici said...

Sheriah is such a lucky little girl. Nessa and your husband have a heart of gold. We will be praying for everything to work out.

Adeena said...

So happy for you! :D

Erin said...

That is an amazing thing you are doing for that little girl. I hope everything goes smoothly with the transition!

Meredith said...

Look at those two beautiful girls together! You're right...everything looks like its just right.

So glad you guys could be a stable resource for Sheriah.

Mandi said...

Aw, you and your husband must have such wonderful hearts. Reading this gave me a bit of a lump in my throat! I am happy for you and most happy Sheriah. Congratulations to you guys and your growing family <3<3

azjuleseleven said...

Oh Nessa.... This is HUGE news!!! Congratulations are in order. Bless you all.

Kelly said...

Congratulations! Wow! You guys have such loving hearts. What an amazing thing you are doing for that sweet girl.

Sara said...

What an amazing and wonderful thing for you to do, opening your home and heart to another child. This world needs more like you and your husband!

Lindsay said...

Nessa, you guys are so amazing for opening your hearts, family, and home to for that sweet girl. I looks like she fits right in. Praying that the transition for her and you is going well!!

misc.alaina said...

Oh my goodness - this is amazing! Such a wonderful thing you are doing for her. I can't wait to read about the journey of your newly expanded family!!

allenaim photography and design said...

oh my goodness...that's a serious bag of five guys fries!!! ...and what a wonderful addition to the family!!!!!! CONGRATS!!

Sher said...

What a heartwarming post! You have all been blessed. She looks happy. I can see lots of good things ahead for all of you. Congratulations on your new family member!!!

Hanna said...

y'all are amazing!! What a wonderful testimony of a good father (and mother) to take in a little angel like that & what better day than father's day!

Bless you all!

Melanie said...

Nessa, you and your sweet family have the most amazing hearts. This is such a beautiful thing!

Rachel said...

Congratulations on your growing family. The pictures are beautiful.

I'll be praying for you.

Scott said...

Congratulations on becoming a family of four. This will be a special father's day to remember.

Carol said...

Congratulations! What a gift you have been given. She is a lucky little girl to join a family where love flows freely, where small moments are treasured, and where priorities are all in tact. May God bless your new family of four. Now I need a tissue...

Kaley said...

How amazing for you to do that. It is amazing how sometimes the smallest of hands outreached can make the longest of lasting impressions. My heart is warmed. :) Amazing people you are!!

Here from SITS. :)

abookformydaughter.com said...

I loved this post—the way you told your story of taking in such a sweet young girl. It brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations to you and your family. Incredible

Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

I don't know all the background, but I just wanted to say your post warmed my heart.