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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Welcome to the Family!

After the last grandchild on my husband's side of the family was born 11 years ago, we've added two more grandchildren to the number - making #18 and #19!!  T & J were adopted into the family by Joe's sister and our brother-in-law last Friday.
Although their three children are grown and two are married and have children, my brother and sister-in-law felt like they could make a difference in the lives of children. They moved to Tipton Home and became full-time houseparents to a group of little girls.  And what a difference they've made!
Two of these little girls were able to be adopted by them, so are now a part of our family forever! We're all so excited to have them in our lives!

These special necklaces were a gift from their new siblings.  A sweet keepsake of this special time!
We decided to get each of them a piggy bank....or an ice cream bank, and.....
....a cupcake bank.  And, to get a head start, we added a little cash to the banks.
Sunday we had lots of snow (for southwest Oklahoma, anyway), so our regular worship services were canceled.
We already had a family meal planned for that day at noon, so everyone just stayed around afterwards for a family worship time together, followed by presents for the girls, then play time in the snow.
What a great day of worship and celebrating! A cold, winter's day, made warmer by the gift of love!

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

That's awesome - I hate it that we couldn't be there!

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