Father’s Day

A very brief recap of yesterday. I posted this on Instagram from church:

Father & Daughter. These two have such a special bond. Someday she’ll understand how hard he fought for her and how close she came to not having a daddy. Happy Father’s Day, Jason. We love you to the moon and back!

And then Precious look a nap on her daddy’s lap during the sermon and we got to sit through the whole service for the first time in as long as I can remember. It was awesome!

On our way home we stopped at Wendy’s to get frosties because I saw this post Friday at Adding Members. We love the work that the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption does. On Father’s Day weekend they donate $0.50 from each frosty sale to the foundation and Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. Frosties and french fries…no need to twist my arm!

We got our Wendy’s frosties! Support kids in foster care today in honor of Dave Thomas and his adoption advocacy!

After that, we went down to our property to dream about landscaping while Precious was napping. (Progress reports coming soon!) We ended up standing out in the tall weeds for a couple hours talking to our new neighbor…getting devoured by chiggers. UGH! I hate chiggers. We capped the evening off with a poolside dinner with family and friends and swimming. It was a lovely day.

4 Responses to Father’s Day

  1. Lesley-Anne says:

    Reblogged this on lesley-anne pittard and commented:
    This picture contains more than a thousand words. I know multiracial adoption is complex, but you allude to the struggle her daddy went through–can you share more? Thank you & now I want a frostie 🙂

    • mahlbrandt says:

      We were placed with our daughter through foster care. Our struggle was because the department decided after she’d been with us for 6 weeks (and we were fully aware she would need to be adopted and were hoping to adopt her) that they wanted to move her to a single woman who was considered kin as a family friend (she’s the godmother to two of Precious’ half-siblings who also have been adopted). The “fight” was tons of research, meetings, arguments, phone calls, a couple of hearings, etc. The end result was a judge giving us custody and legal guardianship (taking her out of state custody) so that we could adopt her privately. She lost her first father, her birth father, before she ever met him. After two months with Jason as her foster dad, she almost lost him, too. That’s what I meant about her coming so close to not having a daddy.

      • Lesley-Anne says:

        Wow. I applaud the love and subsequent battle. I am adopted as well, so it’s always interesting to hear about the journey of folks in dealing with the system. I am considering becoming a foster parent..which scares me but is so not about me, LOL! Thank you again for sharing your story. Happy belated father’s day and have a productive week!

  2. Annie says:

    What a perfect weekend with a perfect family 🙂

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