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Two new additions to our family
Vanity ^ | May 22, 2012 | Self

Posted on 05/22/2012 6:38:10 PM PDT by Graybeard58

Today at the Tazewell County Court House in Pekin, Illinois, our adoption of our children became final. They are Amber Agee and Nick Agee, ages 13 and 12 respectively.

Amber and Nick are sister and brother and have been in our care for about 4 years and we have been actively pursuing this adoption for the past two years.

Rejoice with us. God is truly wonderful!

Our new children will be reading the comments.

I'm pinging a few hundred of my close friends, if I omitted anyone it was unintentional. If you're pinged more than once, get over it. Just kidding, I'll never make another massive ping like this again.


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Judge Vespa, Nick and Amber:

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Graybeard, Amber, Nick, Mrs. Graybeard and our Pastor and wife, Dr. and Mrs. Bobby Barnhill:

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1 posted on 05/22/2012 6:38:15 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations! They look like a blessing and wonderful addition to your family.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 6:39:56 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Graybeard58

Very cool. Nice to get some good FReeper news.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 6:40:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Graybeard58

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. GB58!


4 posted on 05/22/2012 6:41:39 PM PDT by South40
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To: Graybeard58

Congrats!


5 posted on 05/22/2012 6:41:50 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Shimmer1; gogogodzilla; Jim Robinson; Bockscar; Loud Mime; 4Liberty; ColdOne; JPG; Pining_4_TX; ...

Ping to some great news!


6 posted on 05/22/2012 6:42:04 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: Graybeard58

May He bless you and your family! Your children look happy!


7 posted on 05/22/2012 6:42:11 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations Beard. What a wonderful day for you.
Welcome Nick and Amber Graybeard.


8 posted on 05/22/2012 6:42:38 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Graybeard58

How wonderful!!! God bless you all many times over. Such beautiful children. CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes for a wonderful life together.


9 posted on 05/22/2012 6:42:38 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 6:42:52 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations!! As an adoptive parent, the joys are untold and the blessings unimaginable.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 6:45:00 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Graybeard58

May God continue to bless your home.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 6:45:00 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: Graybeard58

Congrats.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 6:45:28 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Graybeard58

Bless you and all your complete family!

Thank you for sharing this with us!!!


14 posted on 05/22/2012 6:45:41 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations to Amber and Nick, Mom and Dad!!

My husband was adopted. Never was there a child more loved than he was


15 posted on 05/22/2012 6:46:23 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations!


16 posted on 05/22/2012 6:47:20 PM PDT by impimp
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To: Graybeard58

Happy Families are the Key to Life!
God Bless you all!


17 posted on 05/22/2012 6:47:58 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Graybeard58

Great. Many blessings to you!


18 posted on 05/22/2012 6:48:22 PM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Destruction)
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To: Graybeard58
I'm so happy for you all..
for no matter where our beginning, began it's where we end that is so important..

Not Flesh of your Flesh, nor bone of your bone, but still miraculously your own..how blessed you all are♥...

I Know because I adopted a son forty years ago and he keeps on giving and giving...the greatest gift we've ever received..

your new additions are ‘good looking’ May they reward you in the future..

hugs
Carole
Pennsylvania

19 posted on 05/22/2012 6:48:22 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Graybeard58

Congrats on your new kids. Always a blessing...


20 posted on 05/22/2012 6:48:44 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Graybeard58

How wondefful for you all.


21 posted on 05/22/2012 6:48:55 PM PDT by trimom
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To: Graybeard58

OutSTANDING Graybeard, good news


22 posted on 05/22/2012 6:50:28 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Graybeard58

Boy, they are nice looking kids:) How wonderful for all of you.

This actually made me a little teary eyed, it’s so nice to read of something good and wholesome happening out there:)

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!


23 posted on 05/22/2012 6:50:31 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Graybeard58

Amber and Nick... Always remember, they love you so very, very much.


24 posted on 05/22/2012 6:50:42 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations and Hallelujah! It looks like you’ve been blessed!


25 posted on 05/22/2012 6:50:43 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations on this wonderful news and the pictures are great!!


26 posted on 05/22/2012 6:51:11 PM PDT by CarolinaPeach
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To: Graybeard58

Congrats gb58 and Amber and Nick ,you guys look really happy .Oh Amber and Nick no Facebook till your 50-only kidding.((((Hugs))))


27 posted on 05/22/2012 6:51:20 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Graybeard58

Good work sir!


28 posted on 05/22/2012 6:52:21 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations to all!


29 posted on 05/22/2012 6:52:49 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Graybeard58

Great news! My best to all of you.


30 posted on 05/22/2012 6:52:49 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Graybeard58

Amber and Nick, may God who loves you and who gave you these wonderful parents, bless you all of your days. Congratulations! You will be such a tremendous blessing to your family!


31 posted on 05/22/2012 6:53:16 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Graybeard58

There are many blessing and gifts from God. Children are the Greatest of All Blessings and Gifts from God. Congratulations! May many more blessings and gifts be abundant from our Maker and Savior to your family. In Jesus Name ... Amen.


32 posted on 05/22/2012 6:53:46 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Graybeard58

Congrats to you!


33 posted on 05/22/2012 6:54:35 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Graybeard58

Lovely family!

Happy forever family day to all of you.


34 posted on 05/22/2012 6:54:35 PM PDT by freemama
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To: Graybeard58

A truly joyous occasion. Congratulations and best wishes to all!


35 posted on 05/22/2012 6:55:23 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Graybeard58

Congrats. Look like great kids.

You have a ping list for your adoptions? How did I miss this?

Your the one with the graybeard?


36 posted on 05/22/2012 6:55:32 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Entropy isn't what it used to be)
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations on your completing your beautiful family, Gray! May God bless and keep you and yours always. This is so heartwarming, and you all look so happy, and may God grant that you are always so.


37 posted on 05/22/2012 6:55:58 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Graybeard58
Hoop-dee-doo!

Congratulations and best wishes to the whole family!

Long time no "sea".....if you get my drift!

If you ever get down Florida-way, the red carpet is out for y'all ( a little southren lingo now that I'm out of the frigid tundras of Illinois and living among the swaying palms of the Sunshine State! )

What a happy-looking family you have. God love each and everyone of you.

Leni

38 posted on 05/22/2012 6:56:29 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Graybeard58

Lucky kids! Congrats.


39 posted on 05/22/2012 6:57:35 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: Graybeard58

That is wonderful news, congrats to all involved.

They look like great kids, I’m not sure about his shirt though?!

I have a niece named Amber!


40 posted on 05/22/2012 6:59:28 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Graybeard58

Now that’s a family!!!!

The very best to you all with a big hello and congradulations to “Nick and Amber”.....most of all a thank you for God reaching down from on high and bringing you all together....may he bless and give you all an abundance of love and joy both now and throughout your years together ahead.....

CW


41 posted on 05/22/2012 7:00:19 PM PDT by caww
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To: Coldwater Creek
My husband was adopted. Never was there a child more loved than he was

You adopted a husband, can people do that? :p

42 posted on 05/22/2012 7:02:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Graybeard58
Great news, Graybeard! Congratulations to you, Mrs. Graybeard, Nick and Amber! A great responsibility to undertake and I know you will discharge it admirably! All the best, and God Bless you and your family!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

43 posted on 05/22/2012 7:02:49 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Graybeard58
Praise the Lord!

Amber, Nick...y'all drink up as much of the wisdom from Graybeard as you can. I know I do. Best wishes to your wonderful family. And never forget, a happy Momma Graybeard makes for good eatin'! (leastways, it is in my house...hehe)

May God continue to Bless you all.

44 posted on 05/22/2012 7:02:49 PM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations and God bless!


45 posted on 05/22/2012 7:05:17 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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46 posted on 05/22/2012 7:05:34 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations


47 posted on 05/22/2012 7:07:33 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Graybeard58

How wonderful, God Bless.


48 posted on 05/22/2012 7:07:33 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: Graybeard58
In 1980 we adopted a brother and sister ages 10 and 12. What fun we had!!!! We asked them what they wanted and they said they wanted a dog. So we adopted a dog, Bowsie-doggie, named after Bowser of Sha-na-na, right out of the back of the pound truck. He was black and white Schnauzer and poodle with a curly tail. The hair on the top of his head was peppercorn salt and pepper looking. If you stared at Bowsie he would roll his eyes back in his head and look just like Don King the boxing promoter. The kids were such a blessing. It makes me cry for joy just to think of them.

So many wonderful memories. We took Bowsie to the vet and he begged us to adopt a puppy instead of this dog so old the vet couldn't tell how old he was. But the kids wanted Bowsie and he lasted until they were through high school.

Now they are grown with families of their own.

49 posted on 05/22/2012 7:09:27 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: Graybeard58

Congratulations!


50 posted on 05/22/2012 7:09:59 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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