“…and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply…” – Gen 1:28
Carissa and Patrick took the part of their wedding vows seriously when they accepted “… children lovingly from God, and (will) bring them up according to the law of Christ and his Church.” Having a large family, however, was already their heart’s desire even before they met (as their testimony goes). I am so blessed to have them as friends (let alone godparents to one of my sons) for their love for life can only be reflected by their devotion to God which is inspiring in my own personal and family life.
When I was first introduced to them, Carissa and Patrick already six kids. I thought I wouldn’t be able to remember any of their names! Because each one of them is “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14), it was actually easy to do so. As such, Carissa had used them as models to draw and write a series of children’s Catholic Christian books called The Little Douglings in order to inspire both parents and children, alike, to learn more about their faith and live out a fulfilling way of life. If you have a chance, check out these books at www.littledouglings.com or follow them through www.facebook.com/LittleDouglings. You and your child(ren) will definitely enjoy them, as much as we do in our family.
You may have noticed that my previous “About Face” posts have showcased both Carissa and Patrick. Now, I present to you the bright-eyed faces of their lovely children who are the result of their beautiful and handsome souls, respectively.
Thank you, Carissa and Patrick for giving me the opportunity to capture these wonderful family pics!
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