Emily Norton@emilysummersnorton

Adoptive & foster mom to 7 | Christ follower |🤵🏻 @chrisanorton16 | 📖 The Seven Longest Yards | 🎞 7 Yards #7yardsfilm | Love Never Fails! 💜


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Emily Norton

Why wait to read our book, “The Seven Longest Yards” until release date July 9th when you can start reading it this month?
You can read the book EARLY by joining our launch team!
1. Pre-order the book
2. Fill out the launch team application (link in bio)
3. Join the FB group
I would love for you all to be part of our launch team! And if you don’t mind please spread the word 😊
We believe this book will give hope to the hopeless and you can be a big part of it by reaching more people by joining the team.

All that you will be asked to do is to write a review and engage with @chrisanorton16 and I through social media.
P.S. the book is on sale so act fast!
Go to my bio link to start the launch team application! #7yardsbook


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And just like that we said goodbye to our 2 girls. This is the part of foster care that everyone is afraid of… The part that holds people back from becoming foster parents in the first place. I’m not going to sit here and pretend like everything is easy. I can’t explain what it feels like to say goodbye to someone who you loved like your own child. My heart aches. It’s broken. Every single day I miss those kids and I will always will.
Three months ago, it was in the middle of the night when I suddenly woke up and realized our licensing agency just texted me asking if we could take in two kids. A 10 month old & 6 year old. We had so many reasons to say no. We just adopted 5 kids, FIVE kids. Everyone had just started getting into a great routine. Things were feeling really comfortable & good. Why should we shake things up completely with 2 more kids? That would be SEVEN kids. I know I’m crazy but am I that crazy?
I can’t believe we could’ve missed what happened over the past few months of having these sweethearts in our home. This 6 year old prayed for the first time in her life. She continued to learn about God & learned how to find comfort & peace through Him when she was scared, worried about the unknowns of her future & when she was angry about the things she went through. There is no greater feeling than bringing someone to God. The person who turns darkness to light, pain into a purpose & weakness into strength. The way to make a lasting impact in anyones life is to bring them to God. He’s the one who can heal, mend and make everything new.
I have so much peace knowing even though I’m not with these two- He is. God will protect, comfort and be there for these precious girls.
I would much rather have my adult heart break then to have these precious kids placed in a group home, separated from their sister or in a place where they aren’t unconditionally loved.
These sweethearts left out home knowing that they are special, chosen, wanted & loved unconditionally. They know they are never alone because God is with them and they know that God has an amazing plan for their lives!

Even through the pain, the goodbyes, the broken hearts- IT IS SO WORTH IT!


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I took this cutie on a date. I was in the middle of talking when she said, “Stop right there you’re making me feel so special and loved.” She had the biggest smile on her face.
This is what foster care is all about!! Everyone needs to know they are special and loved. 💛


Emily Norton

Happy 1 year anniversary @chrisanorton16 I always said I didn’t want to live a “normal” life & life is better with you than I could’ve ever imagine! So thankful to have you by my side through all of the adventures we choose to walk together. Swipe 👉🏼 to see the first photo we took together the night we met! Can’t believe that was almost 6 years ago. We’ve shared some amazing moments, accomplished the impossible & overcome many obstacles/challenges that come along with relationships & life. I have so much peace knowing that with you no matter what we go through we will overcome it. I love you more & more every day! ❤️😍
We are looking forward to sharing so much more about our relationship, our struggles, and fostering in our book coming out in July. We share struggles & challenges that we’ve never shared before. Its available for preorder now! Link is in my bio.

#anniversary #love #weddinganniversary #1yearanniversary


Emily Norton

Happy Easter!! ❤️😍


Emily Norton

Being a mom to 7 means I have to be as efficient and energized as possible. Books like #MomHacks by @DrDarria make my life easier!

100 tested tips to make health (and sanity) easier for the kiddos - and yourself, in short easy to read blurbs.
I’m giving away two copies! You will be entered for a chance to win by doing these 3 things:
1. Like this post
2. Follow @drdarria
3. Comment #MomHacks with your favorite emoji. 🤪(This is my favorite since it’s how I feel most days 😂)


Emily Norton

Happy 20th birthday @whittleynorton!!! You bring so much joy & laughter to our family. You have no idea how thankful I am that you’re my daughter. I love you more than you could ever imagine. We are so proud of you & we are looking forward to celebrating many more birthdays! 😍❤️


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Happy birthday @chrisanorton16!!! I love you more than you could ever imagine! I’m so thankful you’re my husband & I can’t wait for many more adventures with you! Thank you for always being there for me, pushing me to be better & being such an amazing dad to our daughters! 📸Rachel Boland at Moments & Milestones Photography


Emily Norton

I can’t believe my baby turned 3 this weekend!!! She is so kind, compassionate, brave, fearless & also sassy. She brings joy, adventures, happiness & so much laughter to all of our lives. Every day I thank God that he chose me to be her mom. 🙏🏼❤️ #birthday #love #joy #thankful #birthdaygirl


Emily Norton

As a mom it’s so easy to get caught up in everything that needs to be done and the stress that comes with it. The appointments, rides, grocery shopping, laundry, dishes, cleaning, working, cooking… The list never stops. Days go by so quickly & it’s easy to get stuck in the motion of just trying to get things done.
Yesterday our girls were all dressed up like princesses. Although I had a laundry list of things to get done I decided to dress up with them. I came out in one of their dresses (I found one that was really stretchy) and ended up getting stuck in it haha It was honestly one of the most fun I’ve had in a while. I let go of all of the stress, worries and things that needed to be done. We danced and made memories that will last forever.
Kids wont remember the nights you didn’t make a nice dinner, had dishes in your sink or a messy house.  Life is short, kids grow up fast & getting lost in the moments with your kids is so important.


Emily Norton

🎶”Cause when you love someone
You open up your heart
When you love someone
You make room
If you love someone
And you're not afraid to lose 'em
You probably never loved someone like I do”🎶 -Lukas Graham
A few weeks ago we got a call in the middle of the night and they couldn’t find anyone else to take an 11 month old & 6 year old girl. We said if there’s no one else we will take them and at 3am they arrived.
We knew it wasn’t going to be easy & we knew it was going to be crazy at times.
But most importantly we knew there were two little girls being removed from everything they’ve ever known and they needed someone that would say YES. Yes to the inconvenience, the sacrifices, the crazy moments & yes to loving them unconditionally.
I know without a doubt they were meant to be placed with us. I feel it deep in my soul. They may be here for a few more days or a few weeks but we will love them & their families forever & we definitely have made room in our hearts & our home.
📸: @whittleynorton


Emily Norton

Viewing party for Say Yes to the Dress!! @sayyes_tlc We filmed over a year ago.. so much has changed since then in the most amazing way possible. I married the love of my life @chrisanorton16 & we have adopted 5 beautiful girls. I’m beyond thankful for what God had planned for us.
Also it’s weird seeing myself on TV. Something you may not know about me is I hate being vulnerable... it’s something I’m still working on but I do it anyway because we want others to know no matter what you go through - there’s always hope & you can get through anything by trusting God, working hard & loving others. ❤️👰🏻