We also met our great friends Kent and Randa for the first time at this event last year. We have had such a good time getting to know them this last year! Randa is actually from the same town that we live in now - small world. We adore their girls and enjoy spending time together. We brought our friends Cory and Rebecca with us for a fun night out. I've known Corey's entire extended family (and love them all) since grade school and we have all kept in close contact since then. Such a wonderful family! With us was also Ed and Laura. They adopted their sweet little man from Ethiopia and are on their second adoption. Great couple! We also had the privilege to sit next to our friends Ed and Sandy, who are amazing, to say the least! They just completed their 7th adoption (10 kids all together)! Their children are just as incredible! What a blessing to know such great people who have such big hearts for these kids. We had a great group at our table and couldn't have had a better time.
During the silent action, we had the privilege of meeting several other adoptive families. We had so much fun that I didn't even make it around one table (I'm telling you - some awesome families)! Many who have recently adopted from China, with kids close in age to ours. Another family just brought their daughter home and she was actually in the same orphanage as K! Can you believe that?!? They are 2 months apart, probably spent the first 2 years of their lives together in China, and are now living half way around the world an hour apart!
We can't say enough wonderful things about Holt. Our experience has been amazing and we are so thankful for their guidance and continued support! We haven't met a Holt family that we didn't love!!
M & J
Mama & K waiting for desert - Lemon Meringue Pie!
Daddy & K bidding on a beautiful bracelet to surprise Mommy
What a blessing this last year has been! God, we are so thankful for the Holt staff. Our adoption journey has been incredible! We feel honored to get to meet so many amazing people that have an open mind and wonderful hearts for families and children. Thank you for the time spent together glorifying you! Thank you for the opportunities that you have given us and for the doors that continue to open. We desire, Lord, to continue to give back to you and to be a blessing to others. In your name!