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In adoption, there are lots of days that are painfully hard. And then there are days where you get a phone call that your son has been born. Suddenly, the agony of the wait is swallowed up by joy.

This family has a unique and beautiful story. It’s a story that is near and dear to my heart because it’s woven together with so many of the same threads as my own family’s story. God has sustained the Teals as they waited for their son and He has blessed them with the most beautiful baby boy. The scriptures contain many references to the banner of the Lord. In victory over enemies, Moses declared that the Lord is our banner. Isaiah prophesied about the banner that will be lifted up to bring the people to Christ.  A banner makes a declaration. The life of this Banner is a declaration that the Lord is good.

“He brought me to the banquet room, and his banner over me is love.”  ~Song of Solomon 2:4

Hannah

At just a few weeks old, baby Hannah is already expressing her feminine side. She’s dainty. She’s delicate. And she looks amazing in a tutu. This sweet little lady has got her daddy wrapped around her tiny little finger. It’s pretty easy to see why!

Mollie & Carlos

These two. This wedding.

It was a day that so many had hoped for. A day where our friend Mollie would stand beside the one to which she was entrusting her heart. She is a friend who eagerly celebrates the people in her life. She is thoughtful with her words and generous with her compassion. On this day, the church was filled with people who have been recipients of Mollie’s love and care. And we were all thankful for this chance to celebrate with her.

She has found a kind and devoted partner in Carlos. Their marriage is a living testimony that God heals, grows, and blesses his children.

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Hank

Meet Hank. He weighs three pounds, he can just barely climb his way up the stairs, and he has the sweetest little puppy face you’ve ever seen. These siblings have had one week of getting to know their new pup, and they are all completely smitten.

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