Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Unforseen Benefits


This happened at our house last night:



One word: Swoony.


77 comments:

  1. Those braids are so cute - I want some. Is there a line forming?

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  2. SO sweet! My boys would not have the foggiest how to even put in a ponytail. May God bless them with lots of girls! :-)

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  3. 1) Adorable.

    2) Her brother doing it? Priceless.

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  4. So very sweet... and he did such a great job too! Beautiful braids...

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  5. God is soooo good! This is worship, right here!

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  6. I'm pretty sure this is the most profound picture I've seen in a long time <3

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    1. It is profound and moving. Have a lump in my throat just looking at it.

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  7. Beautiful...do you rent him out? I got a little head of hair here that could use his touch!

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    1. I know you did not mean it in this way, but I think referring to renting African American kids out carries with it a lot of baggage stemming from our country's history of racism. Since this is probably the farthest thing from what you intended, I just wanted to point out that it can be unintentionally hurtful.

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    3. Your response is very interesting to me. I just saw a humorous comment to a mom about her child. And I hope your comment wasn't hurtful to Shannan.

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  8. He's got her straight. That's the stuff right there.

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  9. The benefits of adopting Robert just keep multiplying. ADORABLE!

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  10. Lovely. Philippians 4:8. I'll be thinking about this all day.

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  11. Oh. my. WORD. Tell Robert I'm super impressed with his hair skills. And tell Ruby she is just gorgeous. Love love love!

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  12. I'll be right over with the Keekster.

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  13. A photograph of Grace. So perfect.
    ~g~









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  14. Robert...wonderful Ruby...gorgeousness

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  15. I knew you'd have pictures! So sweet!

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  16. Awww! It's little things like this that make that sibling bond grow stronger! So glad you were able to capture it in this picture!

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  17. Adorbs...that's all! ����
    (Oh, and that job Robert needs? I'm thinking someone could use those mad braiding skills of his!)

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  18. I love it! So sweet and looks fantastic.
    A brother that can do hair? Swoon indeedy.

    JaG

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  19. Tenderness. These are the moments I cherish.

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  20. "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits"

    This was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this. Just beautiful.

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  21. Love it! I'm sure it was a treat for both of them!

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  22. Robert, I love you soooo much!! You are amazing! Now what do you suggest for my hair??

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  23. Robert, I love you soooo much!! You are amazing! Now what do you suggest for my hair??

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  24. OMGosh, I love it and she looks BEAUTIFUL! That's a good big bro for you. :-)

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  25. Oh come on! ROBERT! We have found your future career path.

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  26. So jealous! I can't wait til we're back in the states for awhile and I can get some help and tips with Isaiah's hair. He is ALWAYS handsome, but I need people who know things this white-mama just doesn't know......and for the record, I want PEOPLE to tell me, not the internet. This pic wouldn't be the same with you doing it sitting in front of a wiki-how screen. Ya know?

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  27. ...swoony indeed...both of your children...blessings laney

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  28. What an awesome big brother! You have created yourselves such a wonderful family .... blessings to all of you. :)

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  29. Amen to all the above comments. And, super awesome to see what an amazing, sweet, tender, grace-filled, rad family ya'll are building. You guys are truly blessed beyond belief...and it totally blesses me to watch this chapter unfold. xoxo

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  30. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so in love with this I can't even find the words.

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  31. The blessings overflow... even into my world- thanks for sharing sis

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  32. stop it.
    he's doing her hair?
    oh my goodness. my heart is melting.

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  33. I remember you once wrote a blogpost about feeling inadequate as you cooked dinner that you weren't headlining a conference or having your book published ...please next time those doubts come knocking look at this photo. This is the richest of callings with the most real and incredible results. Amazing. Xx

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  34. Made me a bit weepy. So loving!

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  35. I. Love. This.
    Beautiful.
    Your whole family is such an inspiration. Thank you for blessing all of us by sharing.
    I also love that you are doing food. :)
    New food the entire month? all I can say is. . . wow!

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  36. i was all busy trying to be miss smarty-pants about your school post, and then i saw the hair-do photo. i am sobbing! this is just beautiful.

    God provides. Gifts come from far and near places.

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