Sunday, September 20, 2009

Gotta Love It!

This just warms my heart! I love when siblings hang out, get cozy and have some fun!

Johnny was the last one on board when we were deciding to adopt. He liked our family they way it was and he loved being the youngest. When Billy went to college Johnny realized that Mark was not far behind him. Soon our fun active home would be quiet and his parents would be focusing ALL their attention on him... even when he didn't want it. He quickly came around and decided that he did not want to be the only "kid" in the house.

Adopting was something that we really felt led too and were looking forward to proceeding with- we were thrilled when Johnny came to us and thought it would be a good thing to do. I would love to be able to say that he was also led to opening up his home and family to another child but it really didn't happen that way for him. 

Johnny loves that our home is active and busy. That we all come to his soccer games and cheer for him. His two little sisters adore him! Once he steps in the door the migrate right over to him! I can't say that I mind a bit! He is babysitting without even knowing it!!

We decided to adopt girls so we would not displace Johnny as the youngest boy. I think it was a good idea but now I think we could go either way he is older and he is not threatened by us adopting. It will be interesting with 4 younger sisters! For now I think we will just follow God's lead and see where he brings us!


TanyaLea said...

You have such a beautiful family, Jean...and Johnny is quite the handsome young man!! I love seeing siblings snuggling up together like that, so sweet! I have no doubt that his little sisters adore him and are probably his biggest fans. So I'm sure it won't be hard adding a couple more to his 'fan club'! :) I can't wait to see where God leads you, too!! Your hearts are open and receptive, so I'm sure the Lord has some big plans in store! I look forward to seeing them unfold!! <><

Blessings and Hugs,

David and Sarah said...

Very sweet picture!

Karen said...

I love it when the older siblings are "caught" hanging out with the younger ones. Tender moments that touch a mama's heart.

Adeye said...

God just does the most amazing things in families!!! I LOVE the picture. So wonderful. So excited to journey with you and see where He leads.