Meet Erik and Jessa.
We met them about about 1 year ago and recently I have had a few moments, just here and there, to connect with this couple and I am utterly and completely smitten. They love and live so authentically…it’s so inspiring.
And their daughter. Beautiful and passionate Noi.
Their story of adopting an older child from South Africa is amazing. It was featured last year during our church’s series about adoption (yes, that was an awesome topic for our church to discuss and be challenged together!). If you have five minutes, take a look here….
Now they are a year later….and enjoying the joys and exhaustion of parenthood. They have such a grace about them even in the struggles that come with raising a family. They are people I want to hang around….because I know they will challenge me to be a little more patient, a little more vulnerable, and a little more real. True community — as designed by God — is constantly featured by this family, because they always have Jesus in the center. It’s amazing.
(oh, and she and my friend Michelle went on a trip to the Congo earlier this year — the photos are breathtaking. Read and see them here = Hello Africa ). Until next time friends, I hope these family photo swaps continue to be an annual tradition because I adore you guys!