We welcome you to view and share this short documentary of a little piece of our story. We were invited to be a part of this project by Tina Frankl of Christi’s Off-Broadway Theatre, Dennis Tooley, professional director and comedian, and Dave White of Dream Vison Media Partners.
The documentary was used locally this December 2013, as a feature presentation in a small town theatre production called, “The Rented Christmas”, where we also made a special appearance playing Christmas carolers from the local orphanage. The girls and I had so much fun being on stage together singing 6 Christmas carols glorifying Jesus our Saviour! The premise of the play is that a wealthy, lonely, single man wants to “rent” a Christmas for himself, but to his surprise, the five orphans and his actress “wife” win his heart!
The owner of the theatre, Ms. Frankl and the director, Mr Tooley both hoped that by introducing our family to the audience and sharing the documentary during the play that someone would be inspired to foster and adopt children! We hope so, too! The play ran five shows and several people shared with me personally that they plan to adopt! It was a wonderful, exciting experience that Jeff and I are so happy our family had the opportunity to be a part of!
We were also blessed that we could share our faith in God, which is impossible to keep separate from the telling of our story. It is who we are, and all we are about! We tried to share openly and honestly with respect and careful consideration to our sweet daughters. They have been wonderful! They each have such compassion and empathy for kids who need a forever family! They are beautiful and courageous and we could not be more proud of them! We pray that the Lord blesses each one of our children exceeding abundantly above all they can ask or think! To God be the glory!
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this,
To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction,
and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
But this I say, he which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly;
and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give;
not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
~2 Corinthians 9:6-8
He maketh the barren woman to keep house,
and to be a joyful mother of children.
Praise ye the Lord!
That they may know that this is Thy hand;
that Thou, Lord, hast done it.
May God’s grace and peace be with you throughout the new year!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!