We dedicated our day on Saturday to visiting my sweet older brother Adam in prison. We always look forward to spending time with him, even though the conditions are not ideal. It means a lot to the kids, to us and most of all, to Adam! We always make sure we bring in plenty of money to buy pictures with Adam and to buy him a big lunch. The kids enjoy playing card games and board games while we all catch up on life. We do a lot of laughing and we also do a lot of crying! We pray for Adam and over Adam. It warms all out hearts to spend that time together as a family. All our hearts ache as we say good-bye at the end of our visit. We love him deeply and miss him terribly. Please know we take seeing our children to a prison very seriously. My husband and I both prayed a long time about whether we should bring them with us on a visit. God spoke to both of us and gave us the okay to do so. We are both very aware and observant of everything that is going on during our visit, for our children’s safety is our number one priority. God has called our family to shine a light into the dark places where the broken and hurting people are. This prison is just one of the many places we will be obedient in going to. Our family is always safest when we are exactly where God has called is to be. Therefore we have no fear. We know God is going to use Adam to do great things for he has a plan for his life! God can make broken things beautiful! There is NOTHING that can ever separate God’s love from us. Our God forgives, he restores, he transforms and offers us abundant grace! We are so thankful to see the work already being done in Adam’s life. God is FAITHFUL!!
We ended our day sitting around another awesome campfire built by the older kids! I wonder if we will ever get sick of eating smores? I’ll let you know! 🙂