The Hands By Which We Take Hold of Heaven

Not having any kids of my own yet has made me a very dedicated Aunt/adopted “Auntie Tasha” to my nieces, nephews, and friend’s kids. Some of my friend’s kids even call me “Aunt Tasha” and call Chad “Uncle Chad” – it is the best feeling to hear our names verbalized for the first time from a 2-3 year old’s mouth. 🙂

What is even more special than all of that is becoming the designated guardians in a friend’s will and testament that states that their kids would be our responsibility if something unforeseen and fatal should happen to them. Obviously we desire above all that nothing should come to that, but these are the things responsible people like the Hendersons prepare for. This is not only a tremendous and serious responsibility for us to commit to, but also a huge honor and privilege. After a brief discussion and some prayer, we accepted the offer and have since felt even more dedicated to love on Bentley and Molly as their “Uncle Chad and Auntie Tasha.”

This is our little buddy/adopted nephew Bentley. He is excited when we come to visit and cries when we leave to go home. He gives us numerous wet little “kisses” and loves to tell us all about his day “gig go gig gag goo goog”

He brings me so much joy! 🙂



Miss Molly Adeline was recently born on Oct. 10th and has graced the world with her sweet spirit and chubby little face! 🙂

We love her already!




Photos compliments of Ashley Johnson (soon-to-be Ashley Reese).

“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” – Henry Beecher


2 comments on “The Hands By Which We Take Hold of Heaven

  1. Debi says:

    Awwwwww the pictures are adorable! You are the best auntie ever and I can’t wait for you to be a mommy, you are going to be awesome!

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