A first shot at brisket

So I plan on cooking my first brisket this weekend.  I am really excited and nervous.  Since I started watching Aaron Franklin’s show on GPTV and then getting to eat at Franklin BBQ, I have really wanted to try my hand at smoking briskets.  The food I had at his place was unreal.  Below are a few pictures from that trip.

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So, I will get my brisket this afternoon and I will start somewhere around 3 or 4 Saturday morning.  I will give a round up after it is done.  Wish me luck!

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The next step…

So tomorrow my wife and I meet with DFACS on starting the Adoption process with the State of Georgia.  I am excited to get something rolling.  I feel like since we made the decision to more forward with adoption, things have stalled.  Hopefully we will be taking our classes soon and looking at Adoption.  I really dont even know a timeline.  I believe the classes with the state are around 9 weeks in length.  We are also looking into private adoption.  I am just looking to go where God takes us.

I got a reminder tonight of why I feel like God has burdened my heart.  We had dinner with a young man turning 11 tonight.  A great kid with no father.  His “father” came down this weekend to take him and his brother out for some fun.  While they did have fun, his “father” decided to split after the mother asked for some money.  Money that this guy does not pay in support of his kids.  I almost cried in the restaurant.  We have such a great opportunity to provide for a child that could be without so much.  It is not about the money or toys that this child will get.  I have come to realize that it is just about the GODLY LOVE that we can provide.  Love is so important.  It is everything.

So tomorrow is a step towards Love.  A Love that I know that God can only provide to me and then to the child that He will soon grace us with.