Stars: Jessica, Adam, Olivia and Eli
Location: The Tarrant County Court House, Fort Worth, TX
Highlights: On the drive over to the court house last Friday, something struck me. Something pretty big. Satan doesn’t want this story told. The story of hope. Stories of the fatherless and motherless finding fathers and mothers. Of the lost being found. It rings too true to God’s rescue of you and I.
When we walked into the courtroom together for Eli’s adoption, about twelve additional families walked in with their children. All to testify before the courts the love they have for their children and their promise to care for them. I got a little choked up, I hadn’t expected to see so many families making their proclamations. Adam, Eli’s dad, setup Facetime for far-away family, so they too, could be apart of the celebration. When Adam was asked about his promise to love and car for his son, he stated “More than you know,” as Jessica tried holding back the tears. Even Olivia, Eli’s sister, raised her hand and made a promise.
This will be the day a family celebrates an answer to prayer. Eli will be loved beyond measure by his mom, dad, sister and extended family. A beautiful story will echo in the hearts of those who have witnessed one of heaven’s greatest miracles.