Monday, June 20, 2016

Adoption 20 year anniversary & Family Time!

20 years ago today, my parents took a huge leap of faith. Instead of embracing their freedom and their almost empty nest, they chose to open their home and welcome a sibling group of five children Dustin Archambo (then 10), Tim Archambo (then 9), Lindsey Archambo (then 6), Alexis Archambo (then 5), and Jason Shane Archambo (then 4) as a part of our family. Nothing short of a calling from God would compel them to such a selfless act. My parents have never claimed to be perfect, but have always loved us and faithfully pointed me and my siblings toward the perfect adoptive Father. For this, we are indebted eternally.

Mark 9:37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

Here's a picture of all of us at our annual family reunion. We had not all been together for 6 years before this!
And all of our families!
Between all of us, my parents have 10 grandsons and 4 granddaughters! We are so thankful for all the cousins, aunts, and uncles that my kids get to spend time with when we are in Oklahoma.

Sailor and Uncle Justin
Enjoying their daily ice cream in the pool!
Mia's getting older, but she can still have fun with the boys!
Nicole, Gabe (10 mos.), and Lindsey
Ruby and Sailor
Adrian is almost 6 now!
Amber, Tim, and baby Aydan
AJ (almost 18!!) with Sailor June
Mark and Ruby
Uncle A reading to Chloe and Sailor
Alexis and Christian (3)
Sailor and Ruby
Keaton (8), Mark (5), Adrian (5), Sailor (19months), Easton (5), Christian (3), and Chloe (2)
Christian and Sailor - we called them the "Frenemies" because they loved to play, but also annoyed each other!
Garrett and Easton
Sailor and her Uncle A. She LOVES him!
The Frenemies again....
Lindsey playing ball with Caleb in my parents awesome yard!
Papa taking the "Little's" on a gator ride!

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