Thanks for tuning in for a rare Sunday blog post. Our family made a big announcement to our church family this morning, and we just couldn’t wait until Monday to share the news with you.

Ready?

Brace yourself…

It’s a girl!

That’s right. The testosterone-heavy Franks family has added a bit o’ estrogen to the mix. The parents who were halfway to an empty nest have started over. And we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. Please say hello to my brand new baby girl, Haven Franks:

As some of you know, we are at the end of a very fast (and in some ways, very surprising) adoption process. Haven came to live with us back in May when she was eight months old. The last few months have been a whirlwind as we began adoption proceedings, worked through all of the necessary conversations, prayer, and paperwork, and learned how to reincorporate the phrase “poopy diaper” into our household.

Throughout that time, we’ve had to keep a slightly tight lid on this news, for obvious reasons. But today we’re excited to go public with the news and introduce you to our daughter.

(She’s a beauty, ain’t she?)

Haven turned one a couple of weeks ago, and our lives have been wrecked in a very good way by her entry into our home and our call to adopt her. I’ve always heard that adoption will allow you to see the Gospel in a whole new light, and that has most certainly been the case.

This week I’ll be unpacking Haven’s story and our adoption journey here on the blog, and I’d invite you to read along as we celebrate a little slice of what God has accomplished.

Oh, and there will be pictures. Lots of cute pictures. A category five hurricane of cuteness, if you will.

See you guys tomorrow for part one of Haven’s story. I gotta go kiss on my daughter.

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