Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Family Session { Johnstons }

I'm honored to share this next families pictures with you.

They are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their second child and this child will be coming to them through the beauty of adoption. In their hearts they are a family of four and that's why it was so special to include this baby in the pictures. When they drove up to the location and saw four chairs lined up.....tears soon followed.













 

I want to share the lyrics to one of my favorite songs by Ross King from his CD "Perhaps I've Shed Too Much", the song title is "Home" and it beautifully describes adoption and some of the feelings he and his wife have had. It makes me cry every time.

 Your mother and I had a plan

We knew the ending before it began


American woman, American man


With American dreams


How could we ever have known?


The God who can save had a dream of His own


He opened our heart and He made it your home


And it changed everything


Not flesh of my flesh


Not blood of her blood


You are heart of her heart


And soul of my soul


Your mother and I were broken inside


Then you came and made us whole


And now we're loved by your love


And you are named with our name


Cause a real family is more than biology


It's more than looking the same


Would we have prayed a different way


If we had known that God would bring you home?


Nothing prepared us for this


We never knew we would fall like we did


Surely there's no one that's ever been given


A sweeter surprise


All we can give is our love


Love is the way you were given to us


We only pray we can love you enough


For the rest of our lives


You are heart of her heart


And soul of my soul


Your mother and I were broken inside


Then you came and made us whole


And now we're loved by your love


And you are named with our name


Cause a real family is more than biology


It's more than looking the same


Would we have prayed a different way


If we had known that God would bring you home?

Now I can't wait for the newborn session! 


3 comments:

  1. What an absolutely sweet family and post! Thanks for sharing! And I can't wait to see the newborn pictures! :]

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  2. what a beautiful family and the song brought tears to my eyes. i love how you've capture the essence of the awaiting child.

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  3. Oh my.. you had me in the first photo...

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