I seldom see family rally around each other the way this one does. The last few weeks have been an absolute roller coaster for the Martin’s and their extended family. Their sweet mamma, their matriarch, their rock, went to be with Jesus way sooner than ever expected. Countless tears have been shed as they have walked through the difficult moments of loosing a precious loved one. A couple weeks after they said goodbye to her, they gather together once again, but this time for a joyous event! What an wonderful day for all of them as they celebrate the Martin’s adoption ceremony. After almost two years in foster care, Bree and Caycay were adopted into their forever family!
Several of the siblings in this family have fostered children for years and ultimately adopted precious ones into their sweet families. I praise Jesus for parents who choose life and allow willing, able and loving families to give their birth children a loving home. And I praise Jesus for the willing, able and loving families who bring these children into their homes as one of their own. Amazing testimony of God’s love.
These first several pictures show the family excitedly waiting for the judge to call them in the courtroom. Notice all the cousins loving on Bree and Caycay.
Bree and Caycay!!!
Cousins and all three of them were adopted!!
Patriarch loving on the grand kids
Signing the adoption papers!
I love the next group of photos. Watching the Martin family walk out of the building with their family surrounding them reminds me of the song, “It might feel like I’m surrounded, but I’m surrounded by you! This is how we fight our battles…” Such a picture of Christ’s love and what He intends for us when He blesses us with family. LOOK AT THE SHIRTS! So awesome!
February 9th, 2019 at 11:42 am
Beautiful beautiful moments…so well captured, Wendy. What authentic moments you captured for a loving family!
February 9th, 2019 at 12:01 pm
These are amazing photos for a glorious event!! I’m so happy for everyone in this family! Their hearts are so big nd gracious- I am lucky to know them all and be some-what related! Praise God!!
February 9th, 2019 at 6:30 pm
These pictures really show why I live this family so much. I couldn’t be more thankful to God for allowing me to be a part.
February 9th, 2019 at 7:13 pm
These photos are so beautiful! Thank you for capturing those precious moments for this amazing family. You have a gift.
February 9th, 2019 at 7:40 pm
Congratulations to such a beautiful and loving family! I know those precious girls will be loved every single day and live a happy life. This is well deserved! 💗
February 9th, 2019 at 8:37 pm
Thank you so much Wendy. You captured not only the images but the heart and spirit of this wonderful joining of lives as the children were brought into a new family!