Thursday, February 4, 2010

Professional photo session...

A few weeks ago we went to a local professional photographer to have some pictures taken of our little family. It was a throughly enjoyable session, he took hundreds (it seemed) picitures and we were out of there in about 30 mintues. They were so kind to give us a disc of the photos we ended having made. We have the large family shot with the three children underneath in a beautifully matted and framed photo. It is now on the wall in our living room. We also got lots of wallet sized photos which we have framed a few of to give to those who meant so much to us during the past 15 months. So here are the photos that we chose - and they are so precious to us...

Here is my Darlin' Boy, Jordan with Grammy...

I have called Jordan my darlin' boy ever since the first day he came to stay with us. He knows he is my Darlin'Boy forever and always. We say it to each other every day. I also sing to him daily, "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine"...and he sings right along with me.

Here is Brielle, such a happy baby always with a ready smile. She talks the most of the girls (all gibberish) but she's very verbal.

This is darlin' Josslyn...the fiestiest, the first to do everything and not nearly as social as Brielle, but she can hold her own...

My Darlin' Boy again. Isn't he just the most handsome child? Aren't they all just gorgeous children, but we're just a little biased...tee hee...

And now the family shot. We are so pleased to have this in an 8 X 10 with the three children below. Our most wonderful rememberence...

Thank you for standing by us as we face this difficult farewell. Friday is our last day with them as they leave early Saturday morning for their long journey back to New York, stopping in a couple of places to visit with family. We will miss them terrible and though I feel this incredible peace in my heart, I'm also struggling with grieving for them already. I can't hug them enough, but we've backed off to let the parents take over and allow them to get to know their children. Still the girls are coming to us to be picked up, but I can see a shift taking place...please pray for this family as they are going into a very difficult year with no babysitter lined up yet and long long work days...

Thanks so much for you prayers and support...hugs...Bill and Barb!


  1. The photos are just beautiful Barb. Sending hugs to you and all the family it it is going to be such a hard time.
    Ann xxx

  2. oh this must be very difficult not just for you but also for the children they were so happy with your family
    they are gorgeous and I pray to God they will have a good life

  3. Wow... you are all truly gorgeous! I know the feeling Barb, I take care full time 24/7 of children in a Kids' Home.. and when they are about to move (either to their natural family of foestered)it seems like they take away s piece of me everytime! But the peace and joy you feel for having blessed them with all that they needed, especially love.. is the best gift of all! I'll pray for both of you!

  4. My heart is breaking for you. What angels you and your DH have been for this family. I will keep you both and them in my prayers. You are truely amazing.

  5. Barb, wow, these photos are so beautiful and such a lovely keepsake, my heart goes out to you all, I have tears in my eyes thinking of how difficult this will be on all of you. Hugs Jodie from Oz

  6. The photos are beautiful!!! And these children were so blessed to have you both in their lives for these past months. I admire you. May you all continue to have special blessings from this day forward.

  7. Awww your family is so beautiful!! My heart and thoughts go out to you and your family Barb. You have been so kind to give these children a home. The twins are so fortunate to still be together. I'm a twin myself and couldn't image having to be split apart. I'm not sure what the circumstances were but they are all so lucky they have been together. Take care of yourselves. You both are such kind people.

  8. Barb I will be praying for you tomorrow. These little blessings were all so fortunate to have you for the time they did. I really have no words because I can't imagine how you must be feeling. In some ways I know because I saw it in the eyes of Ruthie's nannies. You really do have to trust that God is in control and is the master of the details.

  9. I have a tear in my eye after reading your last 2 posts Barb. This will be a difficult transition for you, the kids and their parents to make. The photos will be a wonderful reminder of the time you spent together, I know you will treasure them. Hugs to you all.


  10. Look at those faces! Oh my could you not fall in love with them. You are such a sweet, special lady Barb & I know the Lord will bless you & your hubby for being so open & giving with your hearts.
    Thank you for sharing your lives with us. I count it an honor to know you in some small part.
    Huggies & Blessings ~
    Sharron ♥

  11. Oh Barb, I was wondering when this day would come for you. Transitions are SO GOOD and when they are really good, sometimes they are REALLY Hard!

  12. I have been thinking of you this weekend and then checked your blog today and knew why. I know this is a difficult transition but also know you and you sweetie have huge hearts and strong faith and that will see you through. Such a lucky family...all of you..

  13. Barb the pictures are just beautiful and oh how I can just feel how much you are going to miss the babies. You are an angel sent by God for reasons just like this.
    Gentle hugs to you

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