On September 6th, LSS staff and a special group of visitors gathered for an epic occasion and celebration – the adoption of baby Theresa Rae Lea by parents Paul and Victoria. Reverend Tom Grevlos of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Westlake performed the blessing of the new family and of the baby’s birth mother Tasha, who gave the gift of life to Theresa and the gift of sacrificial love by making an adoption plan.
Rev. Grevlos prayed for Tasha, that she have peace and joy in her decision, and gave thanks that it was God’s plan to allow Paul and Victoria to build their family through adoption.
Scriptures from Psalm 139:13-16 and Jeremiah 29-11-13 NIV were read, and congratulations and refreshments were shared with the family. Theresa, born July 5, 2013, seemed to enjoy the occasion and particularly the sweet song sung to her (to the tune of Edelweiss) by Rev. Grevlos.
Everyone at LSS was honored to be included in this momentous day. Congratulations to Paul, Victoria, Tasha, and especially Theresa as their lives have been brought together by God, and blessed with love.