Sunday, March 3, 2013

Just Because You're Young...

Doesn't mean you can't change the world.

Or at least the lives of the people in your world.

As I said in my last post, since we began this adoption process, we have had SO many people wrap their arms around us in support and love.

It has been astounding.

The way that God shows up through His people. The way people respond. The way rescue missions get accomplished.


Now I have the awesome privilege to introduce you to one of the most incredible people that I have ever known.

Meet Olivia.

Olivia is my cousin...well...if you are being second cousin. 
But I call her cousin/friend/sister/celebrity. 

She is a senior in high school in the Chicagoland area and is probably one of the most talented people I know!
Like...RIDICULOUSLY talented! 
This girl creates artwork like I have never seen before! I mean, it is just unbelievable. And beautiful. 
She will be going Colombia College (one of the nations most diverse and prestigious art schools) next year as she pursues her dream of being an artist! 

Right?! No big deal. 

But, aside from all the obvious cool stuff, probably the most amazing thing about this girl is her heart. 
It is so huge.
So beautiful.
So compassionate.

She loves others so selflessly and constantly challenges me to a deeper and more true pursuit of the Lord. 

So, what do you get when you combine a ridiculously amazing girl + ridiculously amazing talent + ridiculously amazing heart.....




Olivia has hand created these images and more to help support our adoption and is now selling them on her online shop to support bringing home our kiddos. 


Yeah. Pretty stinkin cool. 

Check out her shop


and buy some prints or canvases! Proceeds will go directly toward our adoption! 

We are beside ourselves with excitement to share this with you not only because it is awesome and not only because it supports our adoption...

But because we are so grateful and so humbled to be able to say Thank You on this blog to the beautiful, talented, world-changing, Olivia Boyd. 

You can truly change lives at any age. You just have to be willing to say yes. 

And don't let anyone look down on you because you are young.
Teach believers with your life:
by word
by demeanor
by love
by faith
by integrity.

...1 Timothy 4:12...


  1. Shut up! I KNOW her! (proud auntie!)

  2. Okay, I need one of those. Will be adding them to my wishlist in a few minutes. So cool/beautiful!

    But, actually, the reason I came over here just now is to tell you that I'm nominating you for the One Lovely Blog award over on my blog. No pressure to accept, just thought I'd let you know! I have loved reading your blog, and wanted to share it with others!


    1. Hey Megan! Sorry, I have been totally MIA from my blog for the past couple of weeks! Thank you so much! I feel so honored that you even thought to nominate me for this award!!
      So how exactly does it work? I'm a little new to the game! ;)

      Thank you for your sweet words, by the way! You are a huge encouragement! :)