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Big News from the Franks Family

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.


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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  1. Lauren Dyson says:

    Hurray! 🙂

  2. Morgan Pope says:

    I about died from cuteness overload when Haven fell asleep on your shoulder this morning during the 11:00 announcements. She is so precious! Congrats!

  3. JeremyW says:

    Congrats Danny. Our family is very happy for your family.

  4. Kim Bailey says:

    How wonderful! Congratulations to you all. What a beauty she is!

  5. carl says:

    Austin, Haven looks like a Tar Heel to me!!!!!

  6. Yo.Fav.Niece (: says:

    It’s about time!!! (: Me & Mom have been stalking your blog since yall left, waiting on this!!! Love yall!!

  7. I wish I could somehow put into words how excited we as a family are for your family! I had to fight back tears (and loss, by the way) in church this morning as you made your announcement! Congrats on your new addition and thank you for being a living breathing picture of the gospel!! We will be praying for all 6 of you!!

  8. Alicia Clark says:

    I, too, was crying my eyes out as you introduced your precious daughter this morning… even knowing it was coming didn’t slow the tears, but probably caused them to come even more quickly! What a sweet, sweet time for you all as a family… how precious to so keenly experience this facet of gospel-living… and what a THRILL & a BLESSING for Haven to get to grow up in your household!!!

  9. Kathryn says:

    Congrats Franks family! Looking forward to seeing lots of cute pictures!

  10. Congrats Danny! I agree with Carl – Haven looks like a Tar Heel 🙂 Can’t wait to read more of her story this week on the blog.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Okay, Danny,
    A little warning the next time a floodgate of happy tears are about to sweep me away would be appreciated!! She is fabulous!! What a wonderful new chapter of life for all of you!!
    Amy Hill

  12. ingrid woodbridge says:

    Wow, this is so awesome, Danny and Merriem. I love this little girls and what a wonderful family and home she now belongs to. I am so happy for you. Lots of love from Kiev, Ingrid

  13. Melissa Turney says:

    I am continually struck by God’s great sovereignty in our lives (and the lives of those who don’t even know He’s in control). I knew Haven was a blessing from birth, and I’m so overjoyed and overwhelmed by knowing that she will be raised to know the hope of the Lord and see parents who trust on Him daily. We are praying for you guys as the whole Franks lot gets accustomed to poopie diapers again 🙂

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