Brock with Grandma Margaret… Isaiah’s first visit with us, playing with the cousins….

It has been 3 years now that I was sitting in a class when a lady I don’t know very well came to me and said, “I look at you and I see this picture…it’s a picture of a billboard with all the names of your family members on it, like fame, it is at IHOP, does this mean anything to you?” I sort of giggled and let it go because quite honestly if I had a pick of places to ‘eat’ it wouldn’t be at IHOP for sure.

A couple of days ago I was telling a friend of mine, as I was doing her hair in the salon, of all the constant going on’s in this family of mine. One miracle after another. A year in a half ago Sister Sha adopted Isaiah from Uganda. My Sis, Tawnya, is pregnant with a baby boy after knowing that there was absolutely NO CHANCE of having another child with Rick again. Shoot, the twins that they had was a miracle!Then, Sister Sha, adopts again, Baby Daniel from the US, and then Niece Esther from Uganda is adopted by Sister Jenay, we just got her here as of Tuesday! Oh, and then on the other side of my family my mother inlaw adopts out of foster care within this last year, his name is Brock. So Lori comments, “WOW, it’s like IHOP INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PEOPLE!” We began to laugh, I even wrote it down so I could tell Jenay about it.

As I was telling Jenay, I remembered this picture being spoke over me 3 years ago about IHOP and knew that the Lord was confirming to me He has been in this all, He is made famous for it, and to Him we give the glory! He is in the business of miracles, He loves to do the impossible, He takes care of the orphan,He loves, He doesn’t stop! This whole thing, as I watch and pray for these situations…it’s all about our obedience so that if we walk in that He will bless abundantly!

Aren’t I the most blessed Auntie around?

Brother inlaw Charlie with his daughter Esther in Uganda. Sha kissing that new baby of hers, Daniel….

(oh, Mom, I think this should be the title of your Christmas picture this year~ha!)

March 30, 2011 - 10:39 pm

Shauna - Well, you know I love this. Linkin’ up!

March 30, 2011 - 11:44 pm

Jenay - This is soooo cool. I know we talked about it, but to read about it just makes it fun, and sweet and confirming!!!! I love this crazy IHOP!!! Love ya sis!

March 31, 2011 - 12:35 am

Mama D.'s Dozen - Love the IHOP … not the restaurant, but the cool IHOP family.


March 31, 2011 - 12:55 am

Lori - Ha Ha!!!!! I love you and your IHOP family!

March 31, 2011 - 2:46 am

Big Fat Mama! - I think your whole family is just beautiful!! And I was wondering if you did hair after your comment about hoping to be like Prissy to your clients! Very interesting! I bet you are a GREAT hair dresser and I bet everyone leaves with a great head of hair and a smile on their face after talking with you. 🙂

April 1, 2011 - 3:32 am

Nabila Grace - I LOVE LOVE LOVE that! Welcome to my life and world my dear! That’s how I like it. On a side note – that’s how my clientel is as well ;o)

April 1, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Mama Hen - Oh I have goosebumps! I love this and all of the amazing miracles that your family has been blessed with! I wish you and your sisters and your entire family all the best! have a great weekend !

Mama Hen

April 2, 2011 - 3:55 pm

Rambling Heather - So sweet! Isn’t being an auntie just wonderful?!

April 4, 2011 - 7:05 am

Kerry - What a beautiful post with beautiful pictures of you and your beautiful family. Your family is such a blessing and is so blessed.

Awesome!! 🙂

April 14, 2011 - 10:10 pm

Simply Sisters - *tears* Auntie Esh!!! This is awesome. I love OUR family. IHOP!!!! That is now how i will describe our family. The Calendar should DEFINITELY be called IHOP!! I love you!

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