When our daughter Whitney and her husband, Paul knew the Lord was leading them to adopt, I wondered about how myself and others could help provide for their needs. We all know what happens at a birth – a shower is given where the parents are, well, showered with all the necessities.
But what about a couple who’s been married 12 years and are adopting older children? I went searching the Internet looking for ideas, and came up with little help.
Family – what a special gift! No matter if the household is birthed, blended or adopted, it is always a story written by God, the Creator of the family.
Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock. Psalm 107:41
I’m excited to tell you about a family who IS adopting! Many of you who follow my blog also follow my daughter, Whitney’s blog, Come Home for Comfort. She and her husband, Paul are getting ready to adopt a family. It’s been an incredible story to watch the Lord write! If you’re not aware, or haven’t seen the updates, you can go here to view Whitney’s Adoption page and read why they’re adopting and how it’s progressing. (Get a tissue ready!)
Birthdays aren’t just ordinary days, they are to be celebrated! Just how do you make someone’s day the BEST day for them?
Make them their favorite breakfast. Even if the fare is simple, it’s special when it’s delivered on a tray! My favorite breakfast is either French Toast or Homemade Waffles. That warm syrup dripping down over the golden crispy bread is almost better than birthday cake! Dale has perfected his cooking skills over the years, and breakfast is his best meal! Tip – I try to keep my fridge and freezer stocked with cooked bacon, homemade waffles, fresh bread and fruits. It makes it easy for me to fix our morning meal, but when my husband wants to serve me in that way, it makes it super simple for him. It’s a win-win!
A “Ham-Fam” Celebration is on our calendar for next Monday! That’s what we call a Cunningham Family get-together! Here was a vacation. Here was a holiday. Everyone was invited to come for the day. Let me share some of our plans with you as we make preparations for a fun day together.
The guest list – We enjoy being together as a family, and as I said, everyone was invited, but let me stop right here and tell you about my expectations as far as my adult daughters and their families are concerned.
Our family loves to celebrate, and that is usually interpreted into the meal planning. If it’s someone who is being celebrated, they rightfully get to help select their favorites.”What should we have for dinner for Father’s Day?” was an important question I asked my husband last week. He landed on some old favorites, then I chose one new recipe, and one I hadn’t made in a while. The result was a sumptuous fare that celebrated him and the gift he is to our family.