First, let me warn you that this post is heavy. Emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically we are drained. Adoption is hard stuff. Every day we are reminded that the battle for souls and family is constant because the adversary is persistent. He does not want children in forever families where they can thrive. He wants… Continue reading Delays, Discouragement, and Hard Decisions: An Adoption Story
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.... And if that's the case, then this one is worth a million. For most families who walk side-by-side with children from hard places, photos like these capture the true magnificence of a moment where the power of love and hard work pay off. Recently, our family… Continue reading Storm Swells and Pictures
Two years ago this week, we received an email from an adoption recruiter in Ohio regarding a sibling group on her caseload. At the time, we were considering our six from Nevada and were in the process of planning a visit and being matched with them. We replied to the email and didn't think much… Continue reading Where two pages meet…(SURPRISE!!)
This week, I challenged myself to cut our grocery budget in HALF. Eek! Between home remodeling projects, school starting, football season, grad school, and never ending piles of laundry, my grocery budget has grown exponentially due to lack of planning on my part. When the grocery store employees know you on a first name basis… Continue reading Monday Menu Madness: Week of 9/5/2016
Recently, a worker in Ohio asked to share something we wrote about adoption a while back when we were adopting our six from Nevada. We were honored to be asked if she could share it and hopefully it will find the person wondering if adoption has been planted in their hearts. Domestically or internationally, there… Continue reading Why Adopt Again…?
Welcome to the birthday edition of How Do they Do It! Between July and September, we will celebrate ten of our 14 children's birthdays. Yup. 10. Ten sweet and treasured individuals to celebrate and a whole lotta cake! Honestly there have been some years when the birthday slide came around and I failed miserably.… Continue reading How Do They Do It: Birthdays