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The journey of adoption is not to be taken lightly or alone.  We truly believe that when our little one arrives in our home it will be because God wants them here.  We also believe that it will be because our friends and family have been praying us through.  Join us as we traverse an often difficult but ultimately rewarding path.  If you check back in on us we promise that as updates happen you will find them on the home page.  The plan is to do a weekly post so you can have a window into our lives for the next several months.

 
Another way you can join us is by looking awesome in one of these T’s!  Thanks so much to those who have already bought shirts from us.  Now we are excited to let others get a chance to wear these threads by ordering online.

The Design:  Continent of Africa filled with the words of Romans 8:15+16 (designed by us and made with love by our good friend Joel!).
The Shirt:  Gildan Softstyle, pre-shrunk, ring-spun, 35% cotton/65% polyester, euro style fit, men’s and women’s cuts available. Note: The women’s sizes run small so please order at least one size larger than usual. Cassie is wearing a Ladies Large and Drew is wearing a Mens Medium

Romans 8:15-16

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You can also join us by being a little “piece” of the puzzle you see pictured.  We put this beautiful puzzle together and prayed that bringing our child home would be a labor of love from the people we love.  So, if you give any amount (we recommend $10) to the Jackson’s adoption fund we will proudly write your name on one of these pieces.  If you want to give as  a family, thats great too!  One day we will show our child this puzzle filled with the names of people who expressed their love long before they arrived.

You can make a secure online contribution right here!

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Family

Being with our family is truly refreshing.  We are on vacation with the whole “momma Jackson” side of the crew at Emerald Isle, NC.  Mom was able to secure a house for this week that we have come to for several years and is one of those places on this planet that we feel instantly relaxed.  It is Cassie’s first time being here, and just as I was excited to show her a place that means so much to me, we have started talking about how exciting it will be to introduce our little guy or girl to these meaningful places in our life.

Last night after dinner, we took the opportunity with everyone in one spot to just put everything out on the table.  Though our family has been fantastically supportive of this adoption, we wanted to remind them (and ourselves!) that we would soon be a multi-ethnic family.  It’s a big deal to us.  We explained that we would look to our family more than any other group for encouragement and love.  A comment that was particularly meaningful last night was Gramps saying with a sincere smile,

“well, I’ve got a knee waiting for him to sit on”.

We weren’t sure how the “sages” in our family would handle the race issue because they were part of a generation that was very different socially.  So, his comment was like a spiritual sigh of relief in our hearts.  The depth at which our family (on both sides!) loves us is a blessing beyond measure in our lives.   AND in just a couple short weeks we will meet up with Brad and Marianne in AZ!  Yes!  Did we mention we love our fam?