Arturo and I are active members of our church, Cheviot United Methodist Church (CUMC) in Cincinnati. We love our church family, and we are loved by them. One aspect I particularly enjoy about our church is that it is full of multi-generational families. Several great-grandmothers attend our church, along with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, giving CUMC a particularly nurturing quality. When I enter our church and meet with the people, I truly feel that I am experiencing the love of Christ.
One of the largest families in CUMC is currently celebrating a new addition: a darling little boy named John Charles. His arrival is made all the more momentous due to the fact that John is adopted. The adoption opportunity unexpectedly fell in the lap of his parents, who cannot have children, and he is an amazing blessing.
When John’s aunt spoke to me several weeks ago about making a special baptism gift for John and his parents, I couldn’t have been more honored. She chose my Roots & Wings Wall Plaque, which is my most popular plaque.
It was a joy making this plaque for such a wonderful family and for such a darling little boy.