I’m Laura, and I love sharing God’s goodness with you.
Once upon a time just a few short years ago, our family looked like this:
And then, as our sons were becoming adults and we were on our way to empty nesting, when we most certainly didn’t expect it, God turned our lives beautifully upside down through foster care and adoption.
Our foster care/adoption journey
It all started with this one, who moved in with us when he was four years old. Brayden became an official Coppinger in August 2019.
His cousin Keith became a Coppinger boy in February 2020.
Then Brayden’s baby brother moved in with us. Then his baby sister. Then another sister. Then Keith’s sisters. Then our oldest son got married. And our second son got married. Then we got another of Keith’s brothers. Then we adopted our girls.
When our oldest four boys were little, I thought they would be little forever. Then we hit our oldest son’s senior year and I’ve been weepy ever since. Why the tears? Because they didn’t stay little forever and it is the most amazing thing to look at my growing-up sons and see the work of God in them. They are clever, creative, funny, kind, smart, hard-working, and God-seeking. They have strengths and weaknesses, just like the rest of us, which has taught me how to actually and for real trust God with my kids.
As we continue to add to our family, the tears keep coming. Oh how we’re learning more about God’s faithfulness and goodness!
HeavenlyHomemakers.com began in November 2007. There are hundreds of simple recipes in our archives. After all, all of our lives are full with whatever it is God has us doing for His kingdom purposes. We can still eat well when we do it this way. And we can turn our attention to loving Him and loving others if we keep our meals simple and move on toward what matters most.
Please follow along as each Sunday I share how I feed 10+ people three meals every day of the week. Here’s an example of what this looks like. The food is plentiful; our table is full; our hearts overflow.
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So this guy.
We got married in 1994, never dreaming that all these years later we’d have eleven kids. Here’s what Matt does, because God is amazing. We live in Lincoln, NE because in 2023, God unexpectedly moved us into this Castle.
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