Since joining Redemption Church, we have really met some wonderful and inspiring families that are overflowing with joy and grace. The Dear family is the perfect example. Everyone knows their Sprinter van as it drives around town, the only vehicle large enough to fit them and their 5 kids, short of maybe a school bus. Yep, 5 amazing kids, 3 of which were adopted from Korea!
One thing that is so refreshing about this family is how authentic they are…they don’t pretend like life isn’t a challenge sometimes or that they don’t have their hard days, but rather they celebrate together as a family all the good times, and tackle those difficult days with such overwhelming love and a certainty of this being the life they were called to. Brian and Alison are still madly in love with each other and madly in love with their awesome kids. What a great example!! We had a great time hanging around Balboa Island and even made a fun stop at their favorite place to get fresh fish, Pearson’s Port (if you haven’t been there before, you must go).
I’m honored to know this family, capture a little piece of their love story, and be in community with them! Cheers!