Wednesday, March 9, 2011

{Family Redefined}

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When I was a little girl I never imagined I would one day be living the path I am currently walking.  To be very honest -- I never thought I would even marry.  I was an awkward kid and an even more awkward teenager.  God had some serious grace on me --seriously.  

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I never imagined that I would have children, yet when I first found out that we were having our first baby I had no fear and was so excited to welcome our little girl into this world.  I certainly never imagined I would ever have a baby boy -- yet alone see him for the first time and three and a half years later bury his beautiful little body.

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It’s so crazy how life has so many twists and turns.  Most of my life is unexpected which, in my mind, makes it all the more exciting!  Today I look at these photos and I see a beautiful puzzle put together over the past thirty years.  

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Adoption is such an amazing thing.  I believe without a doubt that the process of adoption is just as good as naturally birthing a life into this world -- just at special, just as amazing, still totally life changing.

These photos redefine family.  
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They show how even before we were all brought together -- we were destined for each other.  Adam and I are the prefect parents for our three amazing children and our three children were the perfect fit to make our life simply beautiful.

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We are a family redefined.

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Sweet pictures.

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful family.

britta said...

You are beautiful Karen, and so is your wonderful family! You are truly blessed!

Phyllis said...

Madi just radiates pure joy! So glad you are enjoying this new stage of family.

Nathan Duvall said...

Loved this post Karen and awesome pics, as always! Angela is the perfect little piece to complete your puzzle. ;)

Missy said...

Gorgeous pictures of your wonderful family. You certainly are the perfect parents for your beautiful childrenx

Natalie said...

What gorgeous photos of your beautiful family! And you always coordinate their cute little outfits so well! You are such an amazing person and I always get encouraged reading your blog. Your family is such a beautiful testimony of God's abiding love!