We tucked in our then fourteen year old Samuel for the first time in his life as his forever and very new parents. It took a total of two and a half years to bring him home from Russia. His entire journey to us and ours to him is nothing short of miracle after miracle! God is so very Faithful!
The reward of parenting him has never ended. Even as his age by our world standards pegs him as a young adult, he is still our treasured son, dearly loved, guided and encouraged by us. We celebrated very simple this year with a pancake breakfast and family time at a nearby lake. His ability to love us and serve as a valued family member has and always will be a joy. We hope as he pursues graduating next year from High school that God will continue to reveal His Glory in Samuel’s life.
Our family is by God’s good grace closely knit and we have no plans of tossing out our kiddos at any age. Although some may look forward to an empty nest, we value our young adults company, love and contribution to our family until they are called away to take care of their very own. Learning to be in a family and take care of a family are still very new after just four years. Sometimes we forget that because we have been so blessed by our young man! May God grant him wisdom, purity and grace in his young adult years! Happy Anniversary sweet son and welcome home!