Apples of Gold

“Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given.”

Proverbs 25:11

Praising God today because we received our ruling!

And now I’d like for you to officially meet our daughter, Violet.

Until now, we’ve called her Pearl on this blog to protect her identity until we knew we’d been awarded legal guardianship. We chose “Pearl” because Winston Churchill called Uganda “The Pearl of Africa” and she was our Ugandan Pearl. Later, a friend of ours reminded us of the passage in Matthew 13 about the pearl of great value. What a fitting passage to apply to this beautiful treasure!

This is the first picture we ever saw of Violet. Now can you see why she just pulled at our hearts from the first time we saw her? Look at the hope in those eyes. This child, she just glows.

I know God has big things planned for this girl and we are humbled and honored that He’s allowed us to help nurture her into all she’s meant to become.

Truly, we’re blessed beyond measure.


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  1. Breakthrough!!! What a long journey, but finally finally finally, you’re there. I know you must have felt like Daniel, praying for 3wk while the angel battled to get to him. (Actually, wouldn’t it have been nice if it had been ONLY 3wk!) I bet V’s jumping up & down. Now we all need to start praying for the next trip to go smoothly, quickly, and for the adjustment you all have ahead of you. We’re so very happy for you all.